Color is the best way to breathe new life into an apartment scene. It’s also the easiest way to make a statement of style and beauty, or to create a soothing retreat for you and your loved ones.
Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014, would be an inspired choice if you want to add zing to your home. This bold hue can magically freshen up your interiors, with its surprising gracefulness and warmth.
“An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
We’ve collected a few ideas of purple – patterned home accessories that you can easily mix and incorporate into your home décor, without having to dig too deep into your pockets.
Purple drapery, wall art, vases, or frames would all make perfect additions to a home, especially if you’re aiming for a dazzling pop of color. A few accent pieces in this vivid shade and your décor will gain a plus of character, maybe even that “wow” factor that will impress your guests as soon as they step inside your quarters.
As a more inexpensive option, think of bringing in spring blooms, such as peonies, lilac, roses or tulips, in lively hues of purple, lavender, pink, fuchsia or any other bright color that might add a plus of cheerfulness to your day.
According to color experts at Pantone, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows. Likewise, the vibrant color is sure to liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe.
If you want to give a boost of energy to your living room, go with purple decorations and accessories. A vivacious blanket thrown on the living room sofa, a brightly colored lampshade enhancing your reading nook, a refreshing flower arrangement or an entire wall painted purple could make all the difference in terms of stylish design.
As the one place offering respite from a busy lifestyle, the bedroom could really benefit from a little warmth and coziness. And introducing purple accents into your bedroom’s design scheme is one way to do it. Soft linens complemented by plush pillows, bedspreads or throws in this energetic hue that symbolizes la “joie de vivre” will add a playful feel to your retreat.
For creating a more inviting ambiance and making your kitchen sparkle with emotion, go with Radiant Orchid colored appliances, wallpaper or even cabinets painted in this enamoring hue. Your kitchen will get an exotic vibe all of a sudden, and maybe even add a little more flavor to your cooking.