Every year end comes with the excitement of the new Pantone colour of the year announcement in our industry. Designers, decorators, taste makers alike share their predictions in the few months and weeks leading up to Pantone’s reveal. We are always keeping our ears and eyes open when it comes to these colour predictions, as we want to have the best, and trendiest on hand for you!
This year, we are excited to share that Radiant Orchid, this fabulous shade of purple, has been selected as the colour of 2014! It is the perfect blend of boldness and softness making it great for use as an accent colour or even the primary colour throughout your space.
The use of bright colours, such as Radiant Orchid in your space will help to create interest and character. This may seem daunting to some, but there are many ways to tastefully incorporate colour.
The three main ways to add colour to your home are through the use of small accent pieces, larger statement pieces, or using a colour throughout your entire space.
If your room is in need of a simple refresh, you can easily update your space by bringing in somecolour through accent pieces. Pieces such as throw cushions, wall art, and vases are just some of the many examples of accent pieces – the options are endless!
Accent pieces are also great if you are unsure when it comes to colour, and you just want to try something new without making a huge commitment. So have no fear, and plunge into the world of colour. The great part about this is that if you don’t love your new look, you can easily try something else or go back to old faithful!
Because the infusion of colour through accent pieces is not permanent and can be quite inexpensive, it will allow you to be creative – have fun with it! Play with different tones, shades and even patterns within one colour family, or interesting colour combinations.
A bold statement piece – anything from a couch to a large area rug – can transition your space from blah to unforgettable! Imagine what bringing in a brightly coloured dinning set or luxuriously textured rich armchairs into your home could do.
Choosing the perfect piece is crucial as it will become the focal point in your space. The style of the statement piece should flow with the furniture and décor already in place to create an esthetically pleasing look.
Here at Birchwood we can help you create a statement piece that is completely customized to suit you and your space. We understand that you are kicking things up at notch when you decide to bring colour into some of the larger pieces. If you are unsure as to what you are looking for, we are more than happy to help you create that perfect piece that will complete your room’s look and help you feel 100% sure of your choice.
For those whom are ready for a total room makeover and are feeling adventurous, using colour throughout your space can create a one-of-a-kind statement in itself.
Although the outcome will probably be beautiful, using colour throughout your room is a commitment as it usually requires paint and new furniture. Because of this, we recommend that you do your research. This means reading through interior design magazines, check out trends, and classic looks using colour on Pinterest and home decor blogs, and even talk to a professional to be sure that you have a good idea of what you want before you begin.
Remember your space should be a true reflection of you. Use colours you and your family loves. By playing with different tints and shades in the same colour family, or within a couple families, you can create a richly layered, and textured space. Once you are in love with your plan, go forth boldly!
Want to know more? We are available to answer any questions that you may have when it comes to your space – stop by the store and talk to one of our talented Design Consultants!