Radiant Orchid

Colleen informed me that the Pantone color of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid, which is in fact a fancy way to say purple.  But definitely a radiant purple.  Good old purple.  It was my favorite color growing up and I have always had a soft spot in my heart for it.  The interesting thing is I now have purple nowhere in my home.  Like absolutely nothing.  How did that happen?  I do wear it quite frequently but I will definitely have to find a special spot in my home for a purple item to celebrate its special year.

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image / rug / pillow sham / vase / headboard / shoes / coasters / image

I also added the picture at the bottom with the orchid boat in the snow because we are expecting snow in Charlotte today and I am scared it will be our only chance for the year.  Fingers crossed for us!


  1. Cara-Mia

    Love this year’s color! Purple is my favorite, and this shade is just dreamy. 🙂

  2. Taylor

    I’m doing my best radiant orchid snow dance in my cubical right now!

  3. Colleen

    I think I need some purple too. I’m digging that rug. What are our thoughts on a purple dresser for the guest room? Like painting that crappy one Corey has?