Each year, Pantone, the world’s authority on color, declares a color “color of the year.” This year’s hue: radiant orchid. The vibrant color, which combines purple, fuchsia, and pink undertones, may make for a stunning dress, but can you incorporate it into your décor? Alison Victoria, Chief Designer at DesignMine, shows how radiant orchid can be used either as an accent color or as the main focal point.
• Break out the paint: Painting a focus wall in a large room, like the living room, can highlight and brighten the space. Be sure to balance the look with a lighter shade of purple such as lavender, or more natural colors like beige and gray. If the shade seems too bright for a wall, add a pop of color by painting items like mirrors, picture frames, or bar stools.
• Create a floral theme: Both floral patterns and radiant orchid are all the rage right now. Consider blending the two with floral wallpaper, new upholstery, or simply adding purple orchids to a tabletop.
• Try a bright backsplash: If radiant orchid is a household favorite, opt for a brightly-colored tile backsplash in the kitchen above the stove, or try using the colored tiles on the bathroom floor or in the shower.
• Add accent pieces: Purchasing a few pieces for a room can make it look brand new. Consider buying pieces you can easily change out, like radiant orchid lampshades or throw pillows
See more ways to decorate with purple. If purple just isn’t your color, try these easy ways to incorporate other colors into your décor.