Riot of Colour

  • By Antiques-Art-Design Sydney


It seems now Emerald green is just so 2013.

Say hello to Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s color of the year for 2014.

Those not familiar with phalaenopsis may wonder: What, exactly, is Radiant Orchid?

In the company’s annual announcement, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, described the hue as “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones” that “inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.”

How much weight do these Pantone predictions carry?

At the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York last spring, Emerald — Pantone’s color of the year for 2013 — could be found seemingly everywhere: Bernhardt furniture, acoustic wall textiles, Ikea velvet sofas.

So prepare yourself for purple furniture, pink poufs, fuchsia bedding and perhaps Radiant Orchid gowns at this year’s Oscars.

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