Pantone 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid!

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Worldwide color authority Pantone, whose Color Institute is a major palette-setter for the design, fashion and furnishings worlds, among others, today announced Radiant Orchid as its color of the year.

We bid Emerald 17-5641 a fond farewell !

The company’s release describes RO as magical and enchanting, as well as confidence-inspiring. From its rosy undertones “emanate great joy, love and health,” Pantone says.

Who can ask for more from a color?!

Lark Nest is signed on to Pantone ‘s “webinar” next week to gain insights into the research and reasoning behind the choice,  so more info to come.

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Meanwhile, I’ll just say it’s yummy, if not a bit electrifying!

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Here’s the image Pantone has shared of this color in action!

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Orchid is already a Lark Nest favorite. You’ll recognize Robert Allen’s “Dahlia Gardens” in Rosewood, a true orchid  used in a few projects documented on this blog!

Stand by for news. In the meantime, one can  envision rejuvenating a hidebound room with a jolt of this color. It could be as easy as adding a potted Phalaenopsis!

Kim

2 Responses to “Pantone 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid!”

  1. Mary Duffy says:

    Great idea about the orchid! That’s probably about as far as I’m willing to go with the color, but I do like that Robert Allen fabric.

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