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Radiant Orchid Pantone Colour 2014

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With a touch of the orient, its radiant with undertones of pink – It’s Radiant Orchid Pantone Colour of the Year for 2014.

 

Radiant Orchid Colour ideas 2014

For the last fourteen years the Pantone Colour Institute has been designating a colour of the year to express what is taking place in the global spirit of the time. They refer to all segments of life in deciding their colour choice, from design to the entertainment industry, travel and socio-economic conditions There is something very unique and special about the colour purple, a colour of magic, symbolism, royalty and piety. Radiant Orchid celebrates innovation, creativity and originality.

  1. Elie Saab
  2. Sea of Feathers Limited Edition Print
  3. Kristen Clark Designs
  4. Radiant Orchid
  5. Cute Cocktails
  6. The Klip Noticeboard
  7. Pantone Colour Chip 

So farewell to Emerald 17-5641 (2013 colour) and hello radiant orchid!

Pantone Emerald colours for 2013

  1. Jen Langston
  2. Elie Saab
  3. Emerald Bracelet
  4. Klip noticeboard White/Green
  5. Klip Noticeboard Green/White
  6. The Fruit Block
  7. Pantone

Tips for bringing Radiant Orchid into your home.

For your bedroom:

  • Use as an accent colour with neutrals to create a calm environment.  Easy options of introducing throws and scatter cushions are great for this.  Even consider a delicate wallpaper for a feature wall that uses Radiant Orchid as a accent colour.

Dinning or Living area:

  • Go bold, paint your walls in Radiant Orchid and try combining with dark timber furniture to evoke an oriental feel.

Your bathroom:

  • Try a mosaic tile in Radiant Orchid, teamed with cream and again perhaps a dark vanity to evoke the Orient

 

Some of Pantone's past colours used since 2000

Pantone Colours through the years

 Images from Pinterest and Pantone

 

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Pantone Colour of the Year 2013

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“Lively, Radiant, Lush… A colour of Elegance that Enhances our Sense of Well-being, Balance and Harmony”

 

Isn’t it ironic as we launch Green Envy Living that Pantone, the authority on colour, should decide to name Emerald 17-5641 colour of the year! Believed to be the colour of growth, renewal, rejuvenation beauty and prosperity. It is perceived as being sophisticated and luxurious, according to the gurus at Pantone! Sounds like they are describing Green Envy Living!

Here is our little pick of favourite emerald things!

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He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

Inspired by the famous Yeats poem. I'm starting a new section of blogs. Here you can join me as I flick through the fabric & wallpaper samples in my library looking back at previous projects and looking forward for new inspiration - Hope you get some too!

Camengo Fabric books

I'm kicking off to-day, with a flick through The French Label Camengo's range. The sister of French Label Casamance, Camengo has been for me the more affordable and funkier label! I have used both in many projects, but I really feel Camengo although relatively new to the Australian market will really come into it's own here. It has a good range of fun vibrant fabrics, and great variety in texture, which I love.

After all, it's not all about the look, it's how it feels - Interior Design is so touch and feel!

Todays' book is French fabric Label Camengo book "Bastide"

camengo bastide book

Before we open and have a look ... I must relate the title!

Indulge me as a share with you one of my favourite poems by one of my favourite Poets

 

He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven 

by William Butler Yeats

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The Blue and the dim and the dark cloths,

Of night and light and the half-light

I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

Camengo Bastide Collage

The Bastide Fabric Book from top left to right - Orsan Lime & Pink (Linen Cotton with Viscose Embroidery) & Remusat Stripe (Linen Union); Uzes - Stone & White (linen), Arles - Stone & Remusat Stripe in Browns;
Below from Right, Arles in Mauve with Chamaret (luxury Velvet); Orsan - Cream with Duck Egg & Grey Embroidery below Chamaret

Pricing - Chamaret $160 per meter, Orsan & Remusat $ 136 pr meter , Arles $144 per meter

All usual widths 145cm except Remusat, which comes 280cm wide - excellent value!


How to bring a bit of French Luxury into your home, remember small amounts can go a long way! Below One meter of Arles Fabric was used to build texture and diversity in Scatter Cushions! These were then mixed with other fabrics to build up a scheme that diversifies in texture and tone but keeps simple harmony in colour.

 

Cushions large grey yellow

Bastide Arias Fabric used on front Cushion

Charcoal Velvet Scatter Cushion

 Above:  Charcoal Velvet Scatter Cushion $50 - perfect for a French bedroom! 

Buy cushion online now here!

 

Keep watching for Camengo used in Children’s rooms with their fabulous "Lollipops" & "Little Friends" range!

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Ian Mankin leading the way in Organic Furnishing Fabrics

Ian Mankin has long been a favourite boutique fabric house of mine. They have an extensive array of classic contemporary furnishing fabrics & wallpaper in their collection. All their fabrics are made from 100% natural fibers and over 90% are woven in their traditional Lancashire Mill in the UK. The same family has run Ian Mankin for six generations and this shows in their dedication to design, quality & service.

I have used their fabrics in several residential design projects over the years, and will continue to showcase these in future blogs! All fabrics from the range are available to order via Green Envy Living. To day I wanted to focus on their Organic Ticking range.

At $65 a meter, this Linen Union mix (60% Cotton & 40% Linen giving it extra strength). It is of exceptional quality & value!

Organic-Fabric-Cotton-Linen-Ticking-Barn

Organic-Ticking Linen Union


Ian Mankin is leading the way in weaving delightful designer Organic furnishing fabrics. Reasonably prices, high quality and certified by the Organic Soil Association - what more could you ask for? Perhaps a finalist in the 2009 Natural & Organic Awards Best Organic Textile Product!

Organic Ticking - The colour Range

Organic Cotton Samples

There are 11 colourways to choose from, with a really simple stripe.

 

Organic Ticking Cushions Cranberry

Organic Ticking Cushions in Cranberry, Available to Order in various Sizes

Organic-fabric-Roman-Blind

Organic Ticking Cranberry used in a Roman blind

Roman-Blind-Ian-Mankin

Ian Mankin, Organic Ticking $65 per meter Shop here or order a sample

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How Men and Women See Colour

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I love this image! It never fails to surprise me how everyone sees colour differently. It really is something to be celebrated!

Although, I remember working on a commercial project, where I developed a scheme around Interior Branding. This particular company had red as its corporate colour, no matter how many finishes I presented, in what I would describe as Pillar Box Red, their marketing manager would call it Brown or Purple!

It brought a whole new meaning to Seeing Red!

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