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The Colour for 2014: Radiant Orchid


pic1Drumroll please….

Pantone colour of 2014….


What? What Orchid??? Oh you mean purple right?

Pantone is the world colour authority & every year they announce the new hot colour, so 2014 is Radiant Orchid, which translates as mid-toned pinky purple.

Such a magical & bold colour, it’s definitely beautiful but how to use it without looking like a little girls dream princess pony house?

If you are a true follower of décor fashion you could pop down to your local paint centre & dive in like this person. I do like it with the black toned timber, dramatic & bohemian.



(Try Dulux Merlins Cloak.)
If you really want a full girly treat add a wall of Radiant Orchid into your dreamy walk in robe, heavenly.


Most of us are a little more conservative, so adding the hot new colour is more about accessories. This shade works brilliantly with neutrals like white, grey & taupe. So adding a few stunning patterned colourful cushions to a neutral couch is an easy option.

radiant orchid decor panetone

Try a fabulous coloured rug under a white dining table & chairs, dazzling.


Accessorize a neutral grey & white bed with splashes of stunning Radiant Orchid.


IKEA already has lovely lamps & bowls in purple tones, they are sure to be the next big selling item so get in early.
ikea radiant orchid panetone decor

How about re-upholstering a couple of chairs divine & decadant!

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A little purple velvet goes a long way!

Inspired yet? Ready to re-vitalize your home in the hot colour for 2014? It certainly has me thinking & I think I love Radiant Orchid.


Jackie Roper is a full time Mum of 4,(5 if I count my husband, aka: the finance minister), part time colour & decor consultant, blogger & utterly addicted to all things homey. I believe that creating a beautiful home does not come from a catalogue but from the heart, I challenge my readers to step outside the showroom & explore & develop their own style with tips on how to & plenty of inspiration. Because we all need inspiration, everyday!



Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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