I know I’m a little late sharing 2014’s color of the year, but I have to say “Radiant Orchid” is divine. It’s a gorgeous, delicate and all things I currently adore. While I love purple, I’d use radiant orchid as an accent color. Since I’m in the process of redoing certain rooms in my home, this shade, despite it’s popularity, is one I’m keeping at the forefront of my color chart.
To me, radiant orchid is just light enough to brighten up a room, and spirits, but not so “girly” that my husband, or more importantly, 13 year old son, would cringe in horror. And after living with white walls in my living space for the past 15 years, I’m ready for a healthy dose of color and whimsy, while also not clashing with my “haint blue” porch ceiling.
We’re looking for the perfect salmon colored sofa (yes, a pinky red) for our living room. Helen, our beloved sofa of many years, is getting on up in age and it’s going to be time to send her on to the big sofa factory in the sky — or wherever you send your sofa these days. (Backstory: Our sofa is named Helen, because my husband slept on her so much when he was studying for the CFA.)
And while I don’t have a sofa photo in the color we’re looking for on here, I feel using Radiant Orchid as an accent piece could very well be a great start.