Radiant Orchid


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Last year was all about Emerald Green, this year the Pantone colour of the year is Radiant Orchid. What colour is that you ask? While some would say simply it’s ‘purple’, the official understanding is that it combines fuchsia, pink and purple undertones, while being charming and expressive. Dull old purple it definitely is not!

Here are our inspiring finds for including Radiant Orchid in your life – from interiors to fashion, and the edible for those who find the radiance of this particular purple just a little too much to handle!


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Give your guests a bright welcome with a Radiant Orchid front door. It really pops off an all white background and would make most check whether they had just transported themselves to an island hideaway. We love this!


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If painting your front door is not possible, then why not add luxurious wow factor with a Radiant Orchid inspired wall paper. Perfect for a lounge or dining room, it offers high impact style for the brave interior decorator.


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We understand Radiant Orchid isn’t for everyone when it comes to decorating your home. So for those who would like to test the waters on a more temporary basis, why not pair Radian Orchid hued flowers with silver vases? This combination is a match made in heaven and requires little getting used to…unlike the more permanent wallpaper effect above!


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If purple really isnt’ your thing, then you can still feel involved in this colour of the year business, simply by choosing purple toned flowers when you visit the florist. You never know, over time you might discover a love of purple that you never knew existed.


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While decorating interiors takes on at the very least a semi permanent option, fashion allows you to commit for a much safer period of time.


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Whether you want to create an impact with an evening gown, or try a little more discreet styling, your outfits over the coming year can really lift when Radiant Orchid is included.


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We love the pop of colour these heels (above) add to this outfit. While less is often more, the end result here is definitely big on style.


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If the thought of adding Radiant Orchid to your wardrobe also makes you nervous, then there is no reason you can’t entertain a purple hue all year when entertaining. Your guests will love the novelty of a Radiant Orchid coloured pre dinner cocktail. What a great ice breaker – ask if they can guess the Pantone Colour of the Year!


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Sweet options abound too…from ombre iced cakes to bite sized macarons, we think you will find a little Radiant Orchid to suit your style during 2014 without too much trouble at all.


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We’d love to see how you include Radiant Orchid into your life this year. Send your pics to us at Styled Sealed Delivered. Enjoy!


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