2014 is off to an amazing start for color! You’ve already noticed Radiant Orchard by Pantone coming in. People are saying, “Oh I’ll use it in small doses because it’s just so pink and mauvey.” Well after thinking about it a bit and seeing it in IKEA, it’s really not that bad, give it a choice. There are so many colors that will go with Radiant Orchard so don’t limit yourself just to a neutral wall.
I haven’t seen Exclusive Plum around yet but I really love that color. Still waiting for it to show its colorful head. It’s still early in the year and I haven’t ventured out to far just yet but give this one time, it will b stunning in the home.
Meanwhile, until these two hue come blasting into our homes I’d like to show you some colors that I would really like to see in the home.
Why are these my picks? For several reasons. First I love that they are clean and fresh. Yes we still have blue in our homes but blue is getting darker and also brighter. It’s a good thing to use bright colors in your home! Try it and see how much better your home will look but more importantly how good you’ll feel.
I did an experiment with my own home last year. I swapped a gold living room and changed it to a patina and my office was paprika and now its a few shades lighter than Radiant Orchard. Let me tell you that these are now my two favorite rooms of the home.
Red has always been my favorite color because it’s very much an echo of my personality. It’s “make a statement” hue that’s can’t be ignored. Keep in mind that red is a little tricky from choosing the right red to painting it. It’s a tough color that I like to refer to as a NY hue, difficult at times but defiantly gets noticed when you enter a room.
Yellow is so crazy and not many people like it. That’s why I want to give it a try for 2014. Have a Color Expert help you with this hue because you have to be right on. Too light and it turns to beige, too dark and it turns to gold.
The one I have shown here that is taken from a Pottery Barn pillow is VERY much like Funky Yellow (SW 6193) by Sherwin-Williams. It’s a bright yellow with a distinctive green sense to it. It’s a fun one and boy would I love to highlight this color for the home. How fun would that be? Forecasters! Are you reading this????
Ok so here are my fun picks for accent colors for 2014. Keep in mind that these colors will also look really nice with Radiant Orchard and Exclusive Plum. Very unique color combinations my friends!. Try them.