It’s 2014 and it’s time to bid adieu to emerald green as color of the year. Pantone has announced its list of the choicest colors for the new year, and designers are hard at work incorporating these decorating color trends to fabulous use. Here are some ways you can apply the year’s most captivating colors in your home.
Radiant Orchid: Delicate and Exotic
Just the name alone conjures up images of romance and a sense of the exotic. A fascinating fusion of fuchsia and purple with pink undertones, this color is complex, yet it is exactly this multifaceted quality that makes radiant orchid so intriguing and attractive. As a reflection of the value that today’s society places on creativity and originality, this shade inspires confidence and encourages imagination.
A color this vibrant is perfect for sprucing up and adding energy to interior spaces. An area rug in radiant orchid instantly livens up a room dominated by neutrals or steel grays, imbuing it with a sassy spirit without overwhelming the surrounding pieces of furniture.
Want to work in a bolder punch of purple? Consider an accent wall painted or wallpapered in radiant orchid to add depth and a touch of sophistication to a room. When combining this shade with other colors, turn to its adjacent neighbors, red and blue, to create a striking yet harmonious palette.
Celosia Orange: Bright as Sunshine
One of the brighter colors on Pantone’s color forecast for 2014, celosia orange is all about optimism and spontaneity. As showy and sunshiny as the flower it’s named after, this is a great color to light up your home for spring. With tinges of peach and coral, it is warmer than the soft, popsicle-like orange hues of the past, giving your interiors a more sophisticated sense of fun.
The growing trend of statement stools is brought about the popularity of its close cousin, the statement chair. To add a stylish splash of color to a bar or counter, swap basic stools for these mid-century classic stools in celosia orange.
Choose celosia orange for pillows, bed throws, and lampshades to complement the tan walls and overall neutral palette of a master bedroom. Waking up surrounded by this sunny color is a wonderful way to start your day.
Dazzling Blue: An Electrifying Shade
The beauty of blue is its versatility and practicality, but the scintillating sparkle of this particular shade makes it more interesting than the usual navy blue. Described as bold and elegant, dazzling blue dominated the runways with 17% of the fashion world’s hottest designers incorporating the color into their spring collections.
An assortment of vintage blue glass bottles makes a striking decorative display for the dining or living room. Opt for dazzling blue for your next DIY project and make that old chair or dresser a scintillating conversation piece. Whether you use this high-voltage hue in your home through paint, fabrics, furniture, or accessories, you simply can’t go wrong.
Use Pantone’s most exciting colors for the year to fill your home with the freshest look for spring and beyond.by