Color Me Radiant Orchid

Color us happy with the announcement of the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid. We share predictions, favorites and trends for the new year!

Happy 2014!  How exciting is a new year – a clean slate, new trends, fresh possibilities and of course our personal favorite, a new Pantone color of the year. Radiant Orchid has been named the official Pantone color of 2014. While reflecting back on 2013 we stumbled across last years  Wedding Trends Seminar at BHLDN, and discovered we predicted radiant orchid a whole year in advance! Call us psychic but honestly we just can’t get enough! Let’s review…


These dresses may be last season but still on trend for color! BHLDN‘s new spring line is in and you betcha every shade of Radiant Orchid is there. Photo by Kelli Elizabeth.


Radiant Orchid is a bold color – which we love, but it’s not for everyone. Incorporating different shades of radiant orchid or complimenting colors such as fuchsia or deeper purples help to even out the loud factor. Photo by Archetype


No matter how much you love color or radiant orchid, don’t go overboard when styling. With this table scape, the fuchsia napkins were our inspiration and just the right amount of color for the table scape. Be thoughtful with your design. Find something that inspires you – a piece of fabric, a shoe or a pattern, and build a strong foundation from it.
Photo by Archetype


Floral is the best way to bring color into your design. We love how this arrangement translates well for spring, radiant orchid accompanied by blush, coral and greenery. For fall, you can easily transition into darker tones such as burgundy, eggplant or plum that equally compliment radiant orchid.
Floral by Something Special in Flowers; Photo by Archetype


Dress it up with gold for a traditional, glam and chic look.
Photo by Archetype


A beautiful color palette fitting for Radiant Orchid; Fuchsia, Radiant Orchid, Grey, Pearl, Gold and Champagne. Translate well for any season!
Photo by Archetype


No Radiant Orchid here but Magenta is a close cousin in the same color family. A minimal invitation suite by Hello and Co. with pops of color and gold lettering.
Photo by Kelli Elizabeth


The possibilities are endless! Word of adivce, start from scratch – don’t be a copy cat. That’s for all of you Pinterest addicts out there. (Guilty as charged!) Be original, choose wisely and add/edit when necessary.
Photo by Kelli Elizabeth


We are over the moon this trend is still around. Multiple single tier cakes allow you to be creative and push the envelope with your cake design. Each can stand alone or be grouped together for a creative and cohesive story. Detailed Cakes are still in, painted cakes or brighter saturated colors such as oxblood and raspberry, or our new favorite Radiant Orchid.
Cakes by Sugary and Chic; Photo by Kelli Elizabeth


Brass is still making it’s comeback and bringing along Bronze. Expect to see more of metals, on their own and mixing them up in table scapes and details.
Napkins and Rentals by Aztec Events and Tents; Photo by Kelli Elizabeth.

If you need more inspiration, check out our good friend and Houston florist Tamara Mengesfloral feature on Radiant Orchid. It’s totally swoon worthy and will leave you wanting more!

Tamara is a floral genius and has us swooning over this Radiant Orchid themed bouquet! Not to mention the adorable gold dragonfly bow...too much!

Tamara is a floral genius and has us swooning over this Radiant Orchid themed bouquet! Not to mention the adorable gold dragonfly bow…too much!

Any brides ready to jump on the Radiant Orchid train? We are ready and overflowing with ideas!




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