Last year’s colour, Emerald Green, never quite broke through I felt. Yes, there was a hint of it in the fashion stores, and there was a hint of it in interiors, but the only really strong use of Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2013 seemed to be in outdoor accessories – exactly where you would expect to see it!
This year Pantone’s ‘Radiant Orchid’ is again slow to hit the stores but that’s not unusual, only now (and we’re already halfway through the year) are we, StyleCounsel, starting to use it in our home-staging and styling projects. The good thing is, it is proving to be much more versatile than Emerald Green, it really does work with so many other colours – don’t believe me! Take a look at the following decorating ideas – I love it with yellow and grey, but just imagine using Radiant Orchid with turquoise, teal, charcoal, taupe, olive green…the list is endless – it even goes with Emerald Green!!!
When it was launched, Pantone described the colour as: “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, inspiring confidence and emanating great joy, love and health!” So how can we not like it – four words that we all need in our lives on a daily basis!