The elegance of a rose and the intensity of bougainvillea: the orchid color is a mixed shade of a thousand shades. Let’s see together how to manage this nuance and its dual nature. It is a cold and warm color and therefore it contains all the complexity of the contradiction. Mystery that intrigues and brings renewal, stimulating the imagination and creativity.

Mysterious and enigmatic, in fact the orchid color lights up the living space giving that note of uniqueness that makes the house unforgettable. Furnishing with the Radiant Orchid is a challenge worth taking. A design chair; an open space wall or simply a small accessory that lights up the living space with hope: the ideas are endless.

Dazzling harmony. An oxymoron? No, it is the Pantone color of 2014 that returns as a color trend of 2020 to light up the living space and illuminate any environment. That’s right, the orchid color, with its intense and cold nuance, goes everywhere. From the kitchen to the living room, passing through the corridor up to the bedroom.

No exception, because when the color calls, you have to answer in kind. And what better way than taking the most intriguing and esoteric nuances from nature? Let’s see how to “manage” this mixed color and find the right balance between sweetness and ostentation to furnish the house with a touch of whimsy.


Here are some ideas and suggestions for painting home environments with orchid color.



Welcome to a house full of energy and creativity: this is the feeling that is perceived when crossing an orchid-colored entrance. The vibrations emanating from the Radiant Orchid find happy use on the walls and its natural nuance can be resumed with that of a bouquet of flowers. Password: whimsy.


The trend of orchid to purple color makes it perfect for the living space. In fact, its proximity to the royal palette par excellence, which itself contains nuances of noble sensuality, instills well-being in the living room. A place of relaxation and lazy contemplation.

In modern style homes, intrinsically linked to neutral shades and furnishing accessories with clean geometries, the orchid color can give a note of liveliness. More or less intense discharges of energy, which can be obtained by adding a series of cushions to an armchair or pouf.


Renovation also in the kitchen. The orchid color inspires and brings a pinch of imagination that stimulates creativity. An interesting idea could see this shade used along a wall or perhaps used to decorate the shelves. Too bold? Try a rug or single piece of furniture.


In an interview, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman, said that “The Radiant Orchid exudes confidence and exudes great joy.”

It is therefore impossible not to imagine it in the bedroom. On a wall, perhaps decorated with stylized designs that also recall the spiritual and mystical note of this eclectic nuance. The combinations with candles and linen are interesting, especially in bedrooms furnished with antiques.


Common, but not too common. The use of Radiant Orchid in the bathroom can be surprising. It is precisely the combo with white, a color often used in this room of the house, which lights it up and balances it at the same time, smoothing its intensity. A suggestion could be to focus on glossy or matte tiles and on a carpet, both perhaps taken from a painting or a bouquet of flowers.



The duality of this color translates into incredible color compatibility. Go on to the combinations with green, yellow and turquoise. For those who love lively and colorful environments, these combinations can prove to be a cure-all.

At the same time, the bright nature of the orchid color enlivens neutral shades such as gray and taupe. With red? Yes, especially if combined with colors such as lavender and pink.


In the RGB model, the orchid color is represented by the following sequence 177,99,163. It is a gradation obtained by mixing the following primary colors:

  • 69.4% red
  • 38.8% green
  • 63.9% blue

The shades, lighter or darker, that come close to this color are:

  • Cyclamen pink 228, 71, 171
  • Lilac 200; 162; 200
  • Purple: RGB code 92; 46; 145
  • Purple 128; 0; 128

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