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Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Every year the color experts over at Pantone release their pick for the Color of the Year. In the past few years we’ve seen the likes of Tangerine Tango and Emerald Green, so it only makes sense that they complete the trio of secondary colors with Radiant Orchid, their selection for 2014.

Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

We’re no strangers to this rich shade of plum, having used it in our designs in the past. In this nursery, we paired the pretty purple shade with neutral taupe and orchid details.

image from Little Crown Interiors

Perhaps one of the best things about shades of purple is that they can read very differently depending on how the rest of a design evolves. They can feel regal and royal, whimsical and quirky or even bohemian, making purple a very versatile color choice for a nursery or child’s room. The area rug in this adorable newborn shot almost seems to blur the line between all three!

Purple Area Rug for Nursery
image by Cristy Cross Photography

When paired with shades of pink, blue and green, plum helps to give this lovely crib bedding set a fun and happy feel.

Plum Crazy Crib Bedding Set from Caden Lane
image from Caden Lane

For a sweet bohemian or vintage feel, include a set of faded purple books in the space for the perfect accent. A simple photograph of books is another way to achieve the same look.

Photograph of Purple Books from Etsy
image from Etsy

Pantone always has the best eye for color, and we can’t wait to see Radiant Orchid popping up all over the design world in 2014.

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