Color Trends for 2014




Color Trends for 2014

Did you know that every year the Pantone Institute selects one specific color from a myriad of pigments as the color of the year?  This selection aids designers of all disciplines, even designers in the casual furnishings and outdoor accessories industry, in forecasting what their clients will find fresh, stylish, and in keeping with contemporary tastes.  This year the Pantone Institute bestowed the honor of color of the year to Radiant Orchid, a vibrant mix of fuchsia, pink, and purple. While many designers don’t necessarily plan an entire concept around the Pantone color of the year, they do look to that color as inspiration for striking accents and accessories.

There are a wide variety of ways that you can incorporate Radiant Orchid into your outdoor living space. Try starting off with deep seating furnishings with cushions in a strong neutral, such as Sunbrella Canvas Charcoal.  Add decorative all-weather toss pillows by Elaine Smith that incorporate hues similar to Radiant Orchid in pattern or in a heavily textured solid fabric. Use actual orchids in small fiberglass planters as centerpieces for chat tables or teak dining tables. Consider finishing off your outdoor living with a patterned outdoor rug that may have a Radiant Orchid yarns.  Utilizing these tips you will be on the cutting edge of color without coming off as overly trendy.

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