As many of you know, Pantone has released their “Color of the Year 2014″ drum roll please…. Radiant Orchid.
It’s a lovely, bright and perfect for a pre-teen bedroom. But seriously, I cannot envision an instance that I would purposely put this color in my house or on my person. It’s just not my cup of tea, I’m not really a purple person. That said, clearly I was a little disappointed with the announcement. So it made me look for a color I could get excited about. I was only looking for 1 but in the process I found 9!
Farrow and Ball introduced 9 new colors in 2013 and they have me seriously rethinking every room in my house. These colors are rich moody, velvety and inviting. They contain a mix of neutrals, brights and darks. Something for everyone.
I am still huge into gray and there is no short supply of that in this line. I’m dreaming of painting a glass front cabinet in Dimpse with the interior of the cabinet in Stiffkey Blue and popping the inside with lacquered red accessories. As you can see there are no purples in my dreams. So while the world dreams up everything from polish to lamps in Orchid, I’ll happily be coating things in these 9 moody beauties.
Are you into the Radiant Orchid? If so how do you see yourself using it?!