It seems like EVERYONE (design geeks, at least) is blogging about Pantone's 2014 color of the year, Radiant Orchid. I'll admit, I was a little put off when I found out what this year's color is. I was a huge fan of last year's Emerald (green), a la everything Emily Henderson has ever done.
|Emily Henderson putting Emerald to work in her guest room.|
While I love me some purple, to me Radiant Orchid is a contrived way of saying Lavender... a little too reminiscent of the lavender pleated Bongo shorts I owned circa 1997 (which are apparently considered vintage now... yikes). I changed my mind a bit when I saw the Etsy blog's round up of Radiant Orchid.
|Color Crush: Radiant Orchid for 2014 on the Etsy blog|
I really love the colors in the items they've chosen (and I'm especially digging those bookends). I think I like it best when the lavender... err, Radiant Orchid... has more of a strong red undertone (like the awesome J. Crew jacket below) or blue undertone.
|Peacoat from JCREW.com via Lucky Magazine|
|The color occurring in nature: succulent from SucculentOasis on Etsy, via the Etsy blog, Color Crush: Radiant Orchid for 2014|
|Wisteria pillow by SenayStudio on Etsy|
|Radiant Orchid pearl earrings by Splurge on Etsy|
|Printable agenda by PrettyOrganised on Etsy|
|Personalized pillow by TealPoodle on Etsy|
Despite my initial hesitance, I'll probably end up hoarding things in this color eventually. Will it be finding it's way into your home?