Pantone’s 2014 colour of the year is Radiant Orchid and it's a bright bold color that is very relevant for the spring. While design trends are constantly changing, it is not necessary to cover your entire space in radiant orchid however, adding a splash of radiant orchid to your walls with wallpaper is an ideal cost effective way to add a contemporary relevant touch to your space.
Radiant orchid is an enchanting colour harmonizing together fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones. It is a unique non-primary colour that is valued in society for its ability to trigger imagination, creativity, and innovation. It is a bold colour that can make a powerful assertive statement in your interiors. For a contemporary take on a floral try Gardenia Violet, a large scale floral pattern in radiant orchid. It will add an inspiring element and the perfect touch of excitement to your office space.
To create a subtler space try using your radiant orchid wallpaper as a feature wall and pair it with complementary textural wallpapers in a neutral scheme with beiges, taupe, and greys. For a deeper shade of radiant orchid, that is a little more subtle check out Beauty Byzantium which can create a rich and regal interior.
Colourbars Violet is a classic striped pattern with a stunning metallic sheen ideal for your dining room or bedroom. If you want to play up the bold colour try mixing radiant orchid with colours such as hunter green a colour wheel complementary colour or pairing it with red and blue shades to create an analogous colour scheme.
For an even more fashionable take use contemporary wallpaper murals to create an exciting feature wall and conversation piece. With a painted look this mural in an analogous colour scheme of red, orange, and radiant orchid will help you create a harmonious scheme throughout your living space. Pull out colours from the mural and use them in other aspects of your design to achieve balance.
Radiant orchid is an eye-catching colour that will be a beautiful addition to any space and will have a long lifespan as a prominent feature in your home!