Colour of the Year 2014 - Radiant Orchid

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

According to Pantone, the colour of this year is "radiant orchid".

Before we talk about the colour of the year, I wanted to give you an information about the flower itself. Orchid is a long-lasting flower that is unique, classy and definitely gorgeous. It draws attention and is perfect gift for all types of occasions. Radiant orchid symbolizes wealth, love and beauty.

Here is my inspiration board of radiant orchid bouquets:

Now let's talk about this beautiful colour. Radiant orchid is the colour of imagination and spirituality. It is rare in nature, therefore, radiant orchid is a special and sacred colour. Shades of purple represent future, imagination and dreams. It is a perfect symbolic colour for a wedding with a theme of glamour and romance. The colour radiant orchid intrigues the eye and sparks imagination. It emanates great joy, love and health.

Radiant orchid radiates a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. It enhances cool and warm toned skins because of its mix of red and blue.

There are so many ways to use and intrepret the colour.

If you are a fashion enthusiast then I am sure you have seen the colour on window displays of major brand named stores. It is such a bold and pretty colour. I, myself, love radiant orchid accessories. Wearing bold colour high heels, jewelries or carrying a radiant orchid handbag is a great way to have this youthful colour in your life.

Radiant orchid is a great colour to choose for your bridesmaids and groomsmen. If you want a subtle and simple look, you can wear radiant orchid accessories or makeup. The bride can wear radiant orchid hair accessory, earrings, ring, bracelet, necklace or even radiant orchid details on your dress. The groom can wear a radiant orchid tie, tuxedo, suit, shirt vest, buttons, linings and shoes. You can be as creative as you want on your wedding day. The groomsmen can even carry a radiant orchid cane. See what I mean? It is such a fun and romantic colour to turn your wedding into a beautiful land of imagination.

Here are some inspirations for your radiant orchid wedding.


Radiant Orchid complements deep greens (olive green, deep hunter green), turquoise, teal and light yellows. It livens up neutrals such as fray, beige and taupe. If you want a simple look on your wedding day then combine radiant orchid with white. Have radiant orchid as your main colour in your decor. Mix of colours is also fun too. Just make sure you choose colours that go together very well. You don't want too many colours on your wedding day or in your home.

Radiant orchid is such a fun colour to have in your home too. If you want a major change in the way your home looks then paint your wall into radiant orchid. Home decor pieces are the best idea if you don't want a huge commitment like changing your wall colour. Radiant orchid clock, pillows, frames, carpet and chandeliers...The list can go on and on.

It is your home and your wedding so have fun with it! It only depends on how far you can go with the colour.

Here are some decor ideas for your home and also for your wedding!

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