Home & Garden

Pantone color of the year for 2014: Radiant Orchid

Emerald green is so 2013. Say hello to Radiant Orchid, Pantone's color of the year for 2014.

Those not familiar with phalaenopsis may wonder: What, exactly, is Radiant Orchid?

In the company's annual announcement, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, described the hue as “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones" that "inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health."

How much weight do these Pantone predictions carry?

At the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York last spring, Emerald -- Pantone's color of the year for 2013 -- could be found seemingly everywhere: Bernhardt furniture, acoustic wall textiles, Ikea velvet sofas. 

PHOTO: Pantone colors of the year, 2001-2013

Radiant Orchid has already premiered in spring 2014 fashion collections by Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan, Juicy Couture and Yoana Baraschi.

Bottom line: Prepare yourself for purple furniture, pink poufs, fuchsia bedding and perhaps Radiant Orchid gowns at this year's Oscars.

ALSO:

Barbara Bestor's green kitchen remodel

Muji Hollywood: Japanese design store comes to L.A.

Budget backyard makeover: Remade for cocktails, movies, more

lisa.boone@latimes.com

Twitter: @lisaboone19

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: @latimeshome  |  pinterest.com/latimeshome  |  facebook.com/latimeshome  |  facebook.com/latimesgarden

 

 

Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times
Related Content
  • Pantone colors of the year, 2001-2013
    Pantone colors of the year, 2001-2013

    Pantone's color of the year for 2013 was Emerald, shown in the center. It is surrounded by previous colors of the year, clockwise from top left: Tangerine Tango (2012), Honeysuckle (2011), Turquoise (2010), Mimosa (2009), Blue Iris (2008), Chili Pepper (2007), Sand Dollar (2006), Blue Turquoise...

  • Designing with bold color: Barbara Bestor's modern palette
    Designing with bold color: Barbara Bestor's modern palette

    Some homeowners may feel overwhelmed by color, but not Barbara Bestor. The Los Angeles architect often uses bold paints and wallpapers to transform interiors, not just use as accents. "It's really easy to forget how important color is," Bestor said. "It adds visual pleasure to daily life...

Comments
Loading