Ravishingly Radiant

By Jennifer Wells
In Feature, Style

Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year has us seeing in orchid.

 

AS MORE DESIGNERS make it their mission to become total lifestyle brands (Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and DVF all have it in the bag), it’s no wonder fashion’s influence is being felt in the world of home design, and in turn, home design is inspiring fashion. Pantone, widely considered an authority on color, has released its color of the year—Radiant Orchid—and those in the know have taken note. While it would take a special kind of vision to see Radiant Orchid as a wall color (a task probably best left to a professional), most will agree that in the form of home accessories (rugs, vases, pillows and more) the possibilities are endless. Get high-end impact with any number of fabulous local finds, all in varying degrees of saturation. Take Radiant Orchid simply as inspiration and feel free to play with both complimentary and contrasting color palettes. Gray, silver and white are all chic pairings with the color of the year, but plum is undoubtedly our top pick for palette partner.

1/ The perfect sleek accompaniment to a frilly duvet. PILLOW available at The Refind Room, Brentwood, 314.962.7666.
2/ Give height to a flat vignette. FLUTED VASE available at Rocket Century, South City, 314.875.0705. 
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Mixing a perfect drink is step one to being a good host. “THE CURIOUS BARTENDER” BOOK available at Anthropologie, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.727.7419. 
4/ Scent goes a long way to setting the mood. SANTIAGO CANDLE available at Anthropolgie, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.727.7419.
5/ A long table becomes intimate with the addition of a runner. TABLE RUNNER available at Good Works, The Loop, 314.726.2233.
6/ No green thumb necessary. ORCHIDS available at twigs & MOSS, Clayton, 314.454.0447.
7/ Abstract in nature is a concrete style sense. ARTWORK available at Savvy Surrounding Style, Ladue, 314.432.7289.

 

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Photo credit: Attilio D’Agostino

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