Pantone, the worlds foremost colour authority for designers, has just released its 'IT' Colour for 2014. I must admit, I had noticed this colour coming through in design magazines, fashion and even graphic design over the past 12 months or so. Perhaps its because I live in a 50's house with the original lilac bath & basin - I seem to be drawn to this colour lately as it is so versatile!
What Pantone has to say about Radiant Orchid for Interiors
"Spruce up interior spaces by incorporating this eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories. As adaptable as it is beautiful, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows.
Likewise, the vibrant color is sure to liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid re-energizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces."
From the Pantone Website
We are currently renovating our little bathroom and controversially we have decided to keep the teeny-tiny lilac bath as a feature piece in the new design. Looking forward to sharing some pics on the blog once its complete!