Radiant Orchid – Pantone’s colour of the year for 2014

Pantone, the world’s foremost authority on colour, have today announced their colour of the year for 2014 – Radiant Orchid 18-3224.

Pantone Radiant Orchid

According to Pantone, Radiant Orchid is “An 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.”

Purple can be a challenging hue to work with in your home, so here’s a few images to get you thinking. It’s best friends are greens – think muted olives and forest colours, inspired by what you see in nature. It also looks great pared back with grey or add a pop of yellow or orange if you’re brave!

Pantone Radiant Orchid moodboard