Early last month, the color experts at Pantone announced their pick for the 2014 color of the year: Radiant Orchid. We love that it’s named after a flower! Pantone’s picks are always a fun source of inspiration for us (check out our post about their Fall Colors report). It’s the color we used in this month’s desktop wallpaper calendar (download it for your computer or other device!).
Image via Pantone
If you’re planning a wedding or event and want to incorporate this beautiful lavender tone, we’ve put together our picks for flowers in a Radiant Orchid color palette. What is great about this color is that there is a wide array of flowers that have a natural color similar to Radiant Orchid. We didn’t include any orchids in our picks because that’s just a no brainer! We wanted to give you ideas of other flowers. Some of these are seasonal, but many (like roses, hydrangea and mini calla lilies), are available year round which makes planning easy and also budget friendly!
If you need help choosing some complementary flowers, the easiest choice would be white flowers, but light pink and green flowers would create a gorgeous soft palette. For a more dramatic flair, pair any of our lavender picks with deep red or purple flowers for a darker color scheme. In the end, it’s your wedding or event and you can choose what works for you! If you like it, then that’s all that matters!
We hope this helps inspire you to create something fun and beautiful and we can’t wait to see how this color gets used this year. Please share pictures with us if you do create a Radiant Orchid flower masterpiece and always feel free to reach out with any questions! We love hearing from you!
(1) Lavender Mini Calla Lilies (2) Two-Tone Purple Carnations (3) Purple Dahlias (4) “Moody Blue” Lavender Rose (5) “Secret” Purple Parrot Tulips (6) Double Bloom Lavender Tulips (7) Lavender Tinted Hydrangea (8) “Yves Piaget” Hot Pink Garden Rose (9) “Blue Moon” Lavender Spray Roses (10) “Bullit” Purple Allium (11) Lavender Parrot Tulip (12) Cerise Anemone (13) Dark Pink Gerber Daisies (14) Purple Clematis (15) Lavender Lilac (16) Lavender Freesia