Radiant Orchid: Interior Design Tips For Pantone’s Color of the Year 2014

 

 

Get ready to jump on the biggest trends for 2014! For homeowners who are planning to re-decorate their homes, this is especially important. You want your home to have a fresh and modern feel, as opposed to a dated vibe. One of the best ways to ensure that your home will be designed with style and flair is to incorporate the “color of the year” as named by the Pantone Color Institute.

 

For 2014, Pantone has announced that Radiant Orchid is “the” color to fall in love with and incorporate into your home and day-to-day life. While certainly a stunning hue, the purple tones that make up Radiant Orchid can seem a bit overwhelming to the untrained interior designer. You don’t want to overwhelm your space with the color, but still want to use it to make a beautiful statement.

In order to help you bring this vibrant shade into your house, here’s a look at the color’s potential, and a few simple Radiant Orchid interior design tips.

 

Pantone’s Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

 

As the global color authority and provider of professional color standards within the design sector, Pantone works to promote colorful expression in both interior decor and everyday lifestyles. After carefully charting future color direction and studying the ways in which color can play a significant role in influencing our thought processes, emotions and reactions, Pantone is most assuredly an expert on predicting positive trends, and pushing for the evolution of design.

 

Year 2014, Pantone has named Radiant Orchid as the latest in color trends. This bold and stunning hue offers a truly magical warmth to the beholder that is sure to both intrigue, and spark imaginative thought and creativity.

 

The enchanting purple shade is able to draw in the viewer, opening up the eyes, mind, heart and soul to new possibilities. With the perfect combination of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, this delectable color is sure to evoke a sense of joy, love and health within any home.

 

Bringing it Home: Radiant Orchid Interior Design Tips

  • Radiant Orchid Pieces – Because color trends change regularly, it’s not necessary to rush out and replace all of your furniture with Radiant Orchid pieces. The marriage of more transient items with more permanent furnishings is the way to go. Consider introducing a gorgeous, Radiant Orchid area rug to your living room, adding pops of color with art pieces or draperies, finding Orchid accent pieces, making use of trendy and fashionable slip covers for your dining room chairs. Your whole home doesn’t have to go purple – a few strategically placed Radiant Orchid pieces can go a long way in modernizing your space.

 

 

  • Color Palette – Perhaps one of the most important Radiant Orchid interior design tips involves color palette. Because the shade is bold in nature, you may prefer to counter-balance the effect with neutral tones. Radiant Orchid rugs, throw pillows and accent chairs can be made softer and more subtle when paired with beige upholstered sofas, white-toned walls, blacks or grays. For those who prefer to avoid going completely neutral, red and blue shades can be integrated into the space to add extra “pizazz” while still remaining harmonious on the color spectrum.

Embracing the latest design trends is important in guaranteeing that you are happy with the overall look of your home’s interior. By sticking with these Radiant Orchid interior design tips you can create a modern yet versatile space that will remain in fashion well into the future.

 

 

Blog credit: http://www.designspree.com/radiant-orchid-interior-design-tips

Photo credit: Uttermost

 

 

 

 

Decorating with Mirrors: An Uttermost Mirror Reflects Good Taste

Decorating with Mirrors: An Uttermost Mirror Reflects Good Taste

Uttermost Jeremiah Mirror

It’s the time of year when a lot of us want to spruce up our homes a bit before holiday parties are hosted and out-of-town guests arrive. You may be considering area rugs, framed art prints, some colorful new throw pillows for the sofa, or maybe even a little painted accent table – all great choices. Here’s another idea: how about a mirror? Mirrors are so much more than things to put up in a bathroom or behind a door. There’s a whole world of decorative mirrors out there, in every shape, size, material and style you can dream up. One of the best brands for decorative mirrors is Uttermost, which we’re proud to have on iFurn. Here are some ways to use Uttermost mirrors to great effect in different areas of your home.

1. In the Entryway

Uttermost Tehama Small Mirror and Console at iFurn.com

Uttermost Tehama Small Mirror and Console at iFurn.com

Mirrors create the illusion of added depth in a room, which is why interior decorators often use them to “open up” a space. This trick works well in foyers and entry halls, which can be on the small side. There’s also pure practical value – guests will appreciate an entryway mirror to check their appearance after removing coats and hats. If your foyer is large enough, a console table and mirror is a classic pairing. (Good for living rooms, too.) You can arrange a holiday centerpiece or your favorite decorative items on the table, and have them reflected back. Uttermost offers several matching mirror/console table combinations, or you can mix and match to create your own.

 

 

 

2. In the Dining Room

Uttermost Prisca Wall Mirror at iFurn.com

The Uttermost Prisca Wall Mirror at iFurn.com.

Mirrors are beautiful in a dining room all year long, but are particularly effective for candlelit holiday dining (or special romantic evenings in). A mirror will reflect the warm glow of the candles throughout the room, helping create a warm, cozy ambiance. Try a long, rectangular Uttermost mirror to run alongside and above your dining table, or a shaped or round mirror above a sideboard or server. Buffet lamps and cut crystal glassware looks gorgeous when reflected in a sideboard mirror.

 

3. In the Living Room

Uttermost Ganya Mirror at iFurn.com

Uttermost Ganya Mirror at iFurn.com

The living room is where you really showcase your decorating taste, and the right mirror can play a large part. You can use a mirror to reinforce and augment your style – such as a gilded Uttermost mirror for a classic room – or to create appealing contrasts. Try contrasting straight-lined furniture with an oval or serpentine-shaped wall mirror to bring extra movement and eye appeal to a room. Mirrors can also be used to add amazing textural depth and interest to your decor, due to the wide variety of frame materials available. For example, there are Uttermost mirrors with frames made not only of wood or metal, but woven wicker, rattan, rope, bark and other natural materials.

Uttermost Kimani Mirror at iFurn.com

Uttermost Kimani Mirror at iFurn.com

 

Mirrors don’t always have to play a supporting role in your decor– they can be the star. Oversized mirrors are popular on the market now, and they make stunning focal points for a room. Try an artistic Uttermost mirrored wall decoration for a conversation piece, or if you have the floor space, go with a large vertical leaning mirror. The possibilities are endless.

What are some ways you use mirrors in your home? Which of the mirrors shown is your favorite? We’d love to hear from you!