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No Shrinking Violet

Posted: March 5, 2014 at 4:53 pm

We feel like we’ve been saying this a lot lately, but it’s snowing again in Louisville, Kentucky (home base for Hillsdale HQ). We desperately need some spring inspiration to overcome our winter fatigue, and we have a definite winner in the 2014 Pantone Color the Year—Radiant Orchid!
From the original announcement: 
Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.

“Magical warmth,” “embracing purple”? We’re all in. Here’s how we’re going to incorporate this lovely hue into our homes this season.
Creative Accents
Lighter purple hues can be tricky when overdone outside of a little girl’s bedroom, but can really brighten up a room when used sparingly, as an accent color. We like the idea of painting it on to a single stool, end table or accent baskets for a quick pick-me-up. 
Photo credit: decor8blog.com
Textbook Textiles
Textiles make for an easily swapped in and out way to give Radiant Orchid a quick try out in your home. We love the idea of using it in bedding, throw blankets, pillows and seat cushions (particularly those for outdoor furniture). It pairs lovely with yellows and hunter greens, and textiles are a great way to play around with interesting pairings and placements. 
Photo credit: houzz.com
Festive Florals
We’ve spent a lot of time on this blog talking about floral prints and arrangements, but we have to reiterate how lovely a fresh arrangement of REAL purple orchids would feel on a dining or coffee table. We can practically smell springtime at the very thought.
Photo credit: decor8blog.com
Are you a fan of this year’s Pantone Color of the Year? Do you like Radiant Orchid more or less than last year’s hue—Emerald? 
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