Boundless Inspiration From Pantone's Color of the Year

Colors fade in and out of style, and there's one that's certainly en vogue: Radiant Orchid. Pantone has just announced the shade as its Color of the Year for 2014. We're already seeing the plum-like color used in the most alluring settings. Rich, deep, and a bit enigmatic, it's also a shoo-in for cozy fall and winter palettes. Velvets, crushed velvets, and glossy paints give it a glamorous, jewel-toned effect, while wallpapers, such as in Oslo's Grand Hotel, can create depth and movement. Perhaps our favorite attribute of the hue is that it makes an elegant pairing for furniture and bright accents in shades of orange and green. See below to shop our picks of plum décor and peruse our favorite paints.


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Glass Menagerie Gazelle, $198, Jonathan Adler Radiant Orchid Ovo Table Lamp, $100, Lamps Plus Uprock Plum, $35, Skull Candy
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Silk Print Pillow Ikat Plum, $166, Michelle Varian Color Reform Spectrum Wool Rug, $4400, ABC Home Timber Legs Lamp, $1200, Anthropologie
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Pop Milk Jug, $25, Burke Decor Velvet Cushion Cover, $7, H&M Radiant Orchid Color Swatch, $10, Pantone
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Gus Modern Plum Pawn Stool, $295, ABC Home Plum Passion Throw Blanket, $99, Pure Home Mu Ikat Pillow, From $385, Madeline Weinrib
Source: Grand Hotel Oslo, Anne Hepfer, Ben Pentreath, Vogue Australia, House to Home, Desire to Inspire, Nuevo Estilo, Architectural Digest, Burley Haton Halliday