Want to spruce up the guest room but need inspiration? Why not include splashes of Pantone’s color of the year – Radiant Orchid. Defined on the Pantone site as: “blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.”

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Use this brilliant pop of color in any room with grey or beige walls. It is the perfect accent to a bland or traditional color palette and guaranteed to brighten your day. There are lots of accent items that can be found in this hue from lamps, to candles, to throws, which allows you to add just the right amount to your home décor.


This pleasing purple is a vast contrast to last year’s color of the year. If you missed it, you can check out 2013’s color of the year here.