Saturday, January 25, 2014

Radiant Orchid

Doesn't the name just make you feel all warm and happy? Particularly when it is cold and gray and January...

Each year pantone, the color authority of the world, selects a color of the year.  This year, the color is Radiant Orchid.

Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.  Doesn't that just sound yummy?

Last year was Emerald, symbolizing growth.  Previous years have been equally pretty.

Radiant Purple is my kind of color.  It's joyous.  It's a color used a lot in my house.  I have all shades of purples and lavenders and fuchsias and limes.  No blue, no brown, just colors that make me happy.  All clear colors.  I learned a few years ago how much color affects my mood.  Those trendy neutrals make me almost suicidal in very short order and lets not even discuss the calming colors they paint hospitals.  They are certain to put me in a coma.  I'm different. 

I do love radiant orchid and it's a hard color to find.  Here's our picks of the yummiest radiant orchids we could find.

 And a few canvases that could easily handle some radiant orchid threads.

 This is one of my designs, the Stitching Bee

from Jelly Bean Stock for the holidays.

I'm sure there's a million more plus a few in your stash.  Happy stitching.

Here's to a radiant 2014.



cynthia baldwin said...

Ruth, this stunning "radiant orchid" dendrobium orchid, was one of my favorites at the flower shop! Whenever we added them to our flower arrangements, they added vibrancy, joy and personality. Your fiber selection is perfect! I love the canvases you chose to feature this color. I'll bet, that the Marie Antoinette, and that big pink rose purse canvas in your Shop, would lend themselves beautifully to using this color palette! Thank you for posting! Big hugs

lewmew said...

I'm like you - the grays and neutrals just depress me - my house is done in cobalts and reds, my wardrobe in purples and reds. Would love to know the name of those threads you pulled!

karen said...

For me, orchid is a very hard color to use. But blues, I can do those all day, every day!

Don't forget the EyeCandy canvases. Several of those use orchid.

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