Friday, January 10, 2014


Color. It sets the mood. Makes a statement. Tells the story. From wedding invitations to home decorating, color selection is a powerful tool.

And, as with every January, we were waiting with bated breath for -- what else? -- the Pantone Color of the Year. So, without further ado, we present the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year, RADIANT ORCHID!

Pantone describes the color like this: "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."

My goodness, I want that!

But let's say, as tempting as it is, Radiant Orchid just doesn't speak your language. Let's explore some other options.

Romantic? Soft blush pink, warm brown, and soft turquoise whispers everlasting love.

Playful? Yellow and mint beckon you to join the fun.

Earthy? Sage and coral keep you grounded.

And with everything at our fingertips on the Internet, the resources for color ideas and combinations is endless!

We love scouring the Internet for inspiration. There are so many wonderful sites we've come across, but three of our favorites are featured above:  top and third photo,; second photo,;  and bottom,

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