Friday, January 3, 2014

FRIDAYfinds! - Ring in the PURPLE!

It's official!
The Pantone Color of the Year for 2014 is...

courtesy of pantone.com
And it's all about expressing joy, optimism and creativity.
Leatric Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute says,

"An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid
encourages expanded creativity and originality,
which is increasingly valued in today's society."

You can almost feel the energy this beautiful color emanates!
A mix of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, 
it's inspiring just to look at it.
But it's also exciting to see how it's being integrated in world of design.

Suzanne Kasler for Veranda Magazine

I've been watching this color for a while on my Pinterest board,
so I've gotten a taste of some pretty cool applications.
But this is just the tip of the iceberg!
You'll see variations of this color cropping up in all sorts of things,
from fashion to accessories.


Surya
There's also a more mysterious side to purples
that intrigues me.
From soft lavenders to neon fuschia, the variations in this rug make it a stand-out!


Champalimaud SF Fairmont penthouse via quintessenceblog.com
Or, in the case of the penthouse of the Fairmont, a direct shot of purple
is all that was needed to take it from fine...to FABULOUS!


Leander Wiseman photo via flickr.com
But for me,
nothing compares to the sheer beauty of purples
in nature...


"EMBRACE THE JOYS OF GOOD DESIGN!"

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