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PANTONE'S® Color of the Year: Bright, Beautiful & Expressive

PANTONE'S® Color of the Year: Bright, Beautiful & Expressive

A white kitchen accented with this year's color of the year, Pantone® Radiant Orchid.

PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid - The Pantone Color Institute’s® 2014 Color of the Year!


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If you’re anything like us, these long, gray winter days leave you yearning for a colorful pick-me-up. Thankfully, the Pantone Color Institute’s® 2014 Color of the Year has been announced, and we’re confident it will warm and inspire you with its soft, saturated splendor.

Pantone’s Radiant Orchid is a fresh and seductive change from last year’s Color of the Year, the bold and regal Emerald. This year’s choice is a modern and versatile purple, which depending on its tint or shade, can be used in both casual and luxurious ways in a variety of interior spaces.

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”


Below are several examples of how Radiant Orchid can enliven and enhance your kitchen’s color palette.


 Use Radiant Orchid to bring a fresh and cheery focal point to a white kitchen.



Deeper hues work well with darker stained cabinetry. This kitchen's soft gray countertops are balanced perfectly against the strong pop of purple above.



This contemporary kitchen, designed by InDetail Interiors, exemplifies how utilizing Radiant Orchid adds a vibrant punch of color to a sleek modern design.



Consider using glass mosaic tiles in Radiant Orchid for a dramatic and alluring backsplash.



The high-gloss purple cabinetry used in this contemporary design makes a strong and dynamic visual statement.



This year's color lends itself to many applications. Don't feel like you have to make a huge committment, this color works wonderfully in accent pieces and table settings.



For more information about the Pantone Color Institute’s® 2014 Color of the Year, please visit their website.





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