Pantone's Color for 2014

It's being seen everywhere on and in everything. It is both warm and vibrant and pairs well alongside blues ,greens, yellows and most definitely with the new golds ,I spoke of in and earlier post. Pantone's color of the year; Radiant Orchid, is best be described as a plummy mauve. By definition the orchid is a flower of magnificence that brings a universal message of love, beauty, wisdom, thoughtfulness, luxury and strength. In China it signifies refinement and innocence .  Radiant; as if radiating light.
How pretty is this ! just a pop of that color  transforms this space.

 I would be remiss if I did not mention the fantastic job my girl Rhonda of Rhonda Peterson and Assoc. did using this new color at the 2013 Christmas with Callanwolde Showhouse. What a great use of this color. Her motto is "make it amazing" and she certainly did just that!

 Isn't it just beautiful. you can read more about Rhonda at:                     
Here are more beautiful spaces using this color

How about on a ceiling? in a metallic? a gloss? with neutral walls, splashes of it in the room? a suede shade in radiant orchid?  How will you incorporate it in your space?

Remember to Live Life Beautifully!