Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid!

Have you read up on the pantone color for 2014… Radiant Orchid? What are your thoughts on this color? Lighting Emporium is an avid proponent of using color in design.  We were on a color high in 2012 with Tangent Tangerine and 2013 raised the ante with Emerald!! When Pantone announced 2014 Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid I was befuddled, mystified, and slightly horrified…

How could we learn to embrace the perceived obstacle of this beautiful color?  With a little research, I discovered that it was very easy to… here are 7 ways to incorporate Radiant Orchid into your decor this year!

Adorn your room with this beautiful Cyan Bella Vetro—8 Light Chandelier.




Painting an accent wall in Radiant Orchid could be a marvelous backdrop.




Rugs are  great way to spread color. Love this Loloi transitional rug 

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A bright, fun front door beckons a warm welcome.  Would you dare paint your door a bright color like this? A risk… but maybe a risk that would pay off!




Colorful Lamps radiate warmth and are an inexpensive way to use color.




How about an accent chair from Cyan? Love the sleek, modern yet cozy design of this chair.




Easily add a bit of Radiant Orchid with Purple Flourish wall decor by Uttermost.



I hope I've inspired you to venture into using Radiant Orchid in your decor this year! Check out our Pinterest board full of Radiant Orchid inspiration here.

Author: Glenda Milam
Glenda is the lead designer and buyer for Lighting Emporium. she and her husband Ron, opened Lighting Emporium 24 Years ago. During that time her style, taste and selections for Lighting Emporium have been right on target. Traveling extensively has lead to a knowledge of how to mix international products into everyday design. Making close friends in the Lighting and Home Furnishings Industries has been crucial in the decision to take this step to create G.MILAM branding. And so, begins another phase (chapter) of Lighting Emporium. A new website and exclusive product on line and in our store.