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Alexa Boschini

Everything's coming up orchid

December 11, 2013

I've developed an avid interest in color trends since joining the staff of Home Accents Today - the inspirations they stem from, how designers use them, how they evolve over time. So naturally I was elated last week when I checked my email and saw Pantone's much-anticipated 2014 Color of the Year announcement.

According Pantone Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman, PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid is "an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones" that "inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm."

The social media sphere exploded with discussion about the chosen Color of the Year, and a flood of photos from manufacturers and designers showed off styles in the on-trend hue. Home Accents Today even jumped on the Radiant Orchid bandwagon by revisiting our October cover, featuring both the color and the flower.

Below are a few of my favorite looks featuring the new Color of the Year:

 Oriental Weavers Radiant Orchid

Oriental Weavers already has a product in exact Radiant Orchid thanks to its exclusive partnership with Pantone. The Pantone Universe Focus shag rug in Radiant Orchid is available to ship now.

 Surya Kate Spain pillow

Surya posted several Radiant Orchid-inspired designs on its Pinterest page, including the floral Taj pillow by Kate Spain.

 Wildwood Art de Choke

Art de Choke, a framed oil painting on stretched canvas by Wildwood, captures colorful artichokes in on-trend orchid.

 Colonial Candle Plum Orchid

Available for shipping as of Dec. 11, Colonial Candle's new Plum Orchid candles meld an orchid scent with notes of jasmine, ylang, plum and sandalwood.

 Safavieh Deidre ottoman

The Deidre ottoman by Safavieh offers seating and storage upholstered in orchid wool felt.

 Lamps Plus Ovo lamp

The glossy orchid finish of the Ovo table lamp by Lamps Plus pops against a crisp white shade.

 Ebisons Harounian Imports Expressions Collection

This contemporary design from the Expressions Collection by Ebisons Harounian Imports showcases curved white lines atop a radiant purple field.

 Greenleaf Amethyst Glass Aroma Decor Diffuser

Greenleaf's new Glass Aroma Décor diffuser houses a selection of pleasing scents in a regal bubbled amethyst container.

 Company C Haberdash Throw

Made from Peruvian alpaca, the Haberdash throw in Fuchsia by Company C gives a classic herringbone pattern a jewel-toned touch.

 Ceramica Bardelli Hastings Tile and Bath

Distributed in the U.S. by Hastings Tile & Bath, Ceramica Bardelli's Atelier "wallpaper" is a collection of playful tiles in varying shades of purple.