Colour of the moment: Radiant Orchid


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Beautiful colours flow in and out of fashion with changing trends, seasons and locations.  Whilst I always recommend using a base of neutrals for the large and often expensive items in your home, it’s the accents of colour found in art and accessories which will personalise the room.  If you’re looking for some fresh colour inspiration, why not try a colour that you wouldn’t normally consider?


At the moment, I’m loving ‘Radiant Orchid’, which has just been announced as the colour for 2014 by colour forecaster, Pantone.  This bright magenta cross fuchsia purple sits surprisingly well next to all neutrals, from white to greys and even the deepest charcoal.


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Ease in to this colour with scatter cushions, throws or a new accessory.  If you’re feeling bold, paint or wallpaper an entire room.  The trick is to ensure there is another expanse of neutral colour in the room for the eye to rest on, such as a sofa or floor rug.


image from Barbara Groen

Have a look at my instagram @thedesignanthologist for my interpretation of using this colour with beautiful fabrics.

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