NEW YORK–In time for the new year, manufacturers already have lined up products colored in Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid, a vibrant purple hue.
From furniture to tabletop, Radiant Orchid will be hard to miss next year.
Surya will showcase hundreds of rugs, pillows, throws and other home accessories in Radiant Orchid along with complementary hues at the Atlanta, Dallas and Las Vegas winter markets next month. In addition, Surya’s Radiant Orchid Pinterest board already has more than 3,400 followers.
“Lively and multi-faceted colors such as Radiant Orchid have been trending well this year and we will continue to incorporate a full spectrum of vivid purples and coordinating tonals into our rug designs and other home accessories,” said Lynne Meredith, vice president of product development, Surya. “Radiant Orchid imbues objects with a beautiful glow and exotic feel that speaks to creativity and possibility while being versatile enough to pair with a number of complementary colors such as olive and teal, as well as neutrals, including grays, taupes and beiges.”
Safavieh is also ready with this hue, and will include the color in its cross-category winter trade show lineup. Orchid tones will be contrasted with cream and white in its Chatham and Cambridge rug collections, and a series of new lamps in contemporary patterns will be colored in orchid and white. Safavieh also has the shade in ottomans, chairs, pillows and more, which will all be shown at the Atlanta and Las Vegas markets.
“Our design team has been testing various tones of fuchsia, purple and orchid in new collections throughout 2013,” said Arash Yaraghi, a Safavieh principal. “We have been tracking sales in these colors and feel that the Pantone color of the year is right in synch with consumer preferences in fashion and home decor. A perfect example is our new Isaac Mizrahi New York Rug Collection introduction called Plum Blossom. As a fashion designer, his colors are spot on.”
Official Pantone licensee Room Copenhagen will have its popular Cup Classic coffee cup in Radiant Orchid on shelves in the beginning of the new year, the company said. The white cup has a soft Pantone-colored silicone waistband in the 2014 Color of the Year. Room Copenhagen’s Thermo Cup will also be available in Radiant Orchid.
Oriental Weavers, another official Pantone licensee, will debut collections in the new colorway as well next month.