Color Obsession: Radiant Orchid

radiant orchid pantone 2014 color of the year
Radiant Orchid is Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year
paint color like radiant orchid
clipped from House Beautiful

Pantone named radiant orchid the 2014 color of the year and I couldn’t be happier. Perhaps it is because I bought a leather purse last fall on sale in this exact shade after my “Tangerine Tango” purse (Pantone’s 2012 color of the year) had worn out and I decided I really didn’t want an emerald green purse (Pantone’s pick for 2013) So what had seemed a bold crazy artist choice for a purse is serving me well. (oh, and just so you know, I am not a purse person… like I said– I carry one bag the whole season even if it doesn’t match what I am wearing and don’t replace it until it wears out…this is why I leave the fashion posts to my guest bloggers!!!)

What I love about this color is it is very subtle and flattering. Here is a round up of some accent pieces in radiant orchid you can enjoy from nail polish to a subtle shade of lavender to paint your walls.

dragonfly necklace
Dragonfly Necklace on a purple,
radiant orchid background

Playful Mixed Media Collage art with dominant colors of purple

Shopping Resources:

House Paint: Pratt & Lambert Rosy Lavender
Dragonfly Pendant Necklace in Radiant Orchid: from SchulmanArts etsy store
Mixed Media Collage Art: SchulmanArts etsy store
Lamp from
Lutz Huelle heeled sandal  
Butter London Nail Lacquer

Discover more radiant orchid finds from etsy! What do you think of the color of the year?

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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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