have a ‘radiant orchid’ new year!

It is the start of 2014 and I am ready for a bright, happy, new year ahead!  Today I wanted to highlight one of the best parts of a new year in terms of the design world, specifically when it comes to color.  Pantone – the leader in color forecasting  – determines the color of the year each year and in early December announced that its color ‘radiant orchid‘ would be THE color for 2014.

Pantone says this about the color:

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

So how do you incorporate this color into your space?  Below are a few pieces that represent this color well – I’ve picked out my favorites here –
Radiant Orchid

lamp | rug | pillow | couch

While they may not be ‘radiant orchid’ exactly, you will be seeing quite a lot of this type of pinkish-purple around not only in the world of interior design, but also fashion and beauty.

I’m already thinking of how I can incorporate this color into my home as we restyle our spaces ourselves (more on that later).

Now what’s your take on this color, or in color forecasting in general? Do you follow the trends? Will you incorporate this color into your style this year?