Or not so much? If you haven’t heard (and seen) by now, Pantone’s Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid. Beautiful color, sort of a purp[y-pinkish hue, perfect for the runway.
On the color wheel, it is complementary to yellow, and leans towards the red-violet family rather than the blues.
But, honestly, when I first saw the announcement, I thought “where would you use this in design?!” Where does this lovely shade of purple fit in, other than Hawaii? Especially if you live in and design in a country style home?! So, I went searching on Houzz.com to see how designers and decorators are treating this latest trend, and what I discovered was amazing. Room after room of orchids and lavenders in all shades and hues, from the deepest purple to the loveliest, palest lavender. Here are a few inspirational spaces, and some simple ways to add just a touch of Radiant Orchid to your life (without having to spring for a plane ticket to Hawaii : )
Pretty Little Girl’s Room
Country Cupboard in Rustic Entryway
Dreamy White Style
Man Cave-golfer’s paradise.
Who would think to paint a man’s study lavender? Love the rustic table, old leather chair, stone fireplace with lavender hued stone. Genius!
Office by Benjamin Moore. I could work here. All day long.
One Little Perfect Pillow