09 December 2013



In the design world, whether it is Interior Design or Fashion or anywhere in between on the design spectrum where the use of color is a dominant element, the announcement of  PANTONE'S COLOR OF THE YEAR is always anxiously awaited.  It becomes the key trendsetter for everything from handbags...to fabrics...to paint… and so on.  

While I always find it exciting to hear the new color, I was especially thrilled with this year's selection as RADIANT ORCHID is one of my FAVORITE COLORS!!!   It has been the color of my dining room walls for the past 3 years and I do find it truly radiant.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute® describes the color in this way:
“An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”
 “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”


On my walls, I have used MANUEL CANOVAS' pattern called PALI. I agree completely that it inspires confidence and emanates great joy.  It is the happiest color I have ever used in any of my projects and because it is at my own house, I get to enjoy it every single day.  Truly a mood changer. ( and much to my dismay is no longer produced in this color!)

I invite you to bring a little RADIANT ORCHID into your life somewhere in 2014. A flower, a small accessory, your office painted this fabulous new color.  I promise… you will be completely charmed by it!



  1. Well, I was thinking I didn't like Radiant Orchid based on the photos I've seen online. But, I absolutely adore your dining room color and for that matter your entire dining room. Maybe I'm not seeing a good representation of the color?! This photo is just beautiful, and I've already pinned it to two different boards : )

  2. I really like this Radiant Orchid, and I LOVE your dining room!!!

    The Glam Pad

  3. I think your dining room is one of the prettiest I have ever seen!! I bet everything tastes so much more delicious there!!

  4. I completely obsessed with the wallpaper...stunning!!



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