Every year Pantone comes out with the color of the year.
And every year I think, really?
And then every year the color starts to creep into home décor, and sure enough, I'm usually brainwashed, err.... persuaded into kinda liking it.
This year's color of the year is Radiant Orchid....really?!?
Here're some tips to keep orchid classy
- Orchid is best used in small doses and on accessories you can easily change if you tire of it - curtains, pillows, accent rugs.
- Bedrooms are a great place to integrate orchid, but it also might be quite pretty if used minimally in a living area.
- Navy and/or warm grays are my favorites to help keep orchid grounded
- Brass accents warm up orchid and give it a little class
A more traditional use of orchid in the bedroom combines a warm gray color on the walls, a cream headboard and cream striped curtains, and dusty orchid bedding. P.Kaufmann's Hip Berry fabric really pulls it all together as pillow sham fabric, or if you're feeling really adventurous, as curtain panels.
So what do you think? Have you been, um, persuaded?!?