A new year and a new color!
There has been lots of conversation about Pantone's color for 2014 and not all of it good. Many find the color a bit over the top, but it is important to remember that this color was chosen for purposes other than just home decor. Check out Pantone's Radiant Orchid Pinterest board and see what I mean.
While I don't gravitate towards this color, I find it interesting and unusual. When I heard this piece on NPR I thought, "I am going to embrace this!" Putting it in perspective, it is a trend and I for one gravitate towards trends, but only in a small way. So with that in mind I thought I would share how I would create a room design using radiant orchid.
I began with a stunning painting by Elaine Gleason.
It had just enough of the "radiant orchid" color to satisfy my need to jump on the bandwagon. I then paired it with large pieces in olive and khaki which provided a more functional, changeable background. Add some sophisticated accent pieces with lots of texture, an inexpensive rug and some throw pillows and fabric and voila, a space on trend without being trendy!
So…. what do you think?
Can you see radiant orchid working it's way into your home?
I hope your holiday season was wonderful yet relaxing and that you, like me, are ready to dig into the new year and all that it has to offer.
We are starting with a bang here in Madison, sub zero temps (-12 is the high), wind chills (- 40) and no school today and maybe even tomorrow….
And I was so ready to get back into my routine!
Who says the week can't begin on Wednesday?
Does your room need a “prescription” for a change of decor, function or design? I would love to work with you to help your room "feel better."
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