Pantone's Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid


It’s here! The moment designers, fashion-lovers, decorators, and color nerds wait for. Pantone has just released its latest color of the year, and 2014 is set to be fixated on Radiant Orchid.

  • Radiant Orchid, Pantone 18-3224 1 of 11
    Pantone's Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid

    Are you on board? Let's take a closer look, shall we?

  • So Radiant 2 of 11
    Pantone's Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid

    I've liked red as an accent to purple for a long time (hello, my apartment in the early '00s), so I'm kind of into the collage from Pantone above. The hue will be making its way to stores soon, no doubt, but there are already plenty of items to choose from if you're looking to bring a little Radiant Orchid to your home.

  • Kantha Throw 3 of 11
    Kantha Quilt

    They're calling it "fushia" [sic], but that top throw is looking mighty radiantly orchid to me.

     Available at West Elm, $99

  • Saudades Magenta Pillow 4 of 11
    Saudades Magenta Pillow

    Big impact, little cash outlay.

    Available at CB2, $12.99

  • Paint the Walls 5 of 11
    Nicole Balch's Old Apartment

    So, I guess you could do this? This was my apartment in 2006. I wasn't so great at taking photos back then, but the wall color is a pretty close match to Radiant Orchid. And that lamp is currently in my entryway, just FYI.

    Photo by Nicole Balch, Making it Lovely

  • Sunset, Andy Warhol 6 of 11
    Andy Warhol Sunset

    Or do this. This is much prettier.

    Sunset, Andy Warhol, available at, starting at $7.99

  • Madelyn Bedding 7 of 11
    Madelyn Bedding

    You can drape your bed in purple.

    Available at Lush Decor, $259-289

  • Light it Up 8 of 11
    Lamps Plus

    Lamps Plus has a custom lighting option, with different shapes and shades, all available in your choice of color. Including Radiant Orchid.

    Available at Lamps Plus, starting at $99

  • Follow Your Heart Throw Pillow 9 of 11
    Throw Pillows

    The 'Follow Your Heart' throw pillow brings a nice jolt of the vibrant hue to your space.

    Available at Pure Home, $49

  • Pantone’s Vision 10 of 11
    Moodboard Home, Zen

    This is what they'd like to be in store for you.

  • What do you think? 11 of 11
    Pantone Radiant Orchid

    Are you going to incorporate the new color of the year into your home? Big and bold, or with little touches? Or are you taking a pass on this one?

• Nicole Balch writes daily about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so on her blog, Making it Lovely. Catch up with all of Nicole’s other Family Style posts right here on Babble.

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