Interior designers, just like artists, have long understood the effects of color. Colors are powerful communication tools that can impact one’s mood, feelings and emotions. Pantone recently announced that Radiant Orchid as its color of the year for 2014. Just what exactly can the color purple do for you? Let’s find out.
The Power of Purple
The first dye created by man was the color purple. Over the years it has been characterized as having mystic and royal qualities, making it a favorite for many. In regards to how it can affect us physically, the color purple can uplift, encourage creativity, offer a sense of spirituality, and calm the mind and nerves, making it a surpurb to have somewhere in our home.
About Radiant Orchid
This captivating color can be best described by Pantone’s press release:
â€œWhile the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,â€ said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. â€œAn invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.â€
â€œAn 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.â€
When it comes to what the color can do for your home, here’s what Pantone has to say: about it in their press release:
â€œSpruce up interior spaces by incorporating this eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories. As adaptable as it is beautiful, 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. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid reenergizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.â€
Decorating With Purple
Purple is extremely versatile, making it an excellent choice for most rooms in your home. Whether you need to ground other bright colors, or bring in some drama and glamour, purple is a great choice. Using purple on things such as walls, bedding, furniture and accents is a wonderful way to give your home a refreshed look.