Nursery Design: Featuring Pantone’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid

Ever heard of Pantone? Me neither, until that is, I started this business a year ago and became increasingly aware of design trends. They tout themselves as a world renowned expert in color. Apparently they are because both fashion and design trends follow their lead very closely. Pantone has been picking the color of the year since 2000. This year they state they picked Radiant Orchid because of what the color embodies. “Radiant Orchid 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.” I will admit it did not thrill my soul at first however the more I researched for this blog post the more charming, modern, bohemian, classical I found this color could be. In effect, I think it possible to take this color and go in whatever direction your own creativity will take you!

photo credit: Lisa Mende Design

photo credit: Lisa Mende Design

Ready to create your very own Radiant Orchid nursery? Of course painting the walls this color will create the most dramatic effect. I found a few examples of nurseries fully committed to the color.

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Photo credit for these nurseries go to The Punkin Patch Blog and to BabyDeco

Not convinced Radiant Orchid is the wall color for you? No worries the great thing about this versatile color is that it seems to pair well with shades of pink, darker purples, yellow, mustard, and greys which makes it possible to use the orchid color as an accent color.

3-D wall art can be found on Etsy at HipandClavicle starting at $22.00

Chevron whale is also on Etsy at FloretDesign for $30.00 (how cute would this pillow be in a glider

The floor lamp is featured on Refinery29 and available at LampsPlus for $149.99

Both chairs as well as the cream and orchid area rug are featured on Safavie

I do so adore the silk safari rugs featured on Corners of Expression by ELTE I will warn that they start in the $3,000 (typical for me to pick them as my first choice)

For those loving both the woodland theme, the pantone color, AND DIY on a budget checkout the deer printable download from Zalooza

Have fun and express yourself with all of the magical, creative elements this color conjures…Meanwhile, I believe I may look into seeing exactly what is required to work for Pantone. (Okay, maybe I already have my hands full, but how fun to have a hand in picking the color for 2015?)

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