The dubbing of "Radiant Orchid" as Pantone Color of the Year may not inspire people to dart out to the store to buy buckets of the pinkish-purple paint, but children and their parents have long been inspired by this puzzling hue. Take a look through some of our favorite orchid-clad kids' rooms.
Trying to make it work? Isolate it to the ceiling or bedspread. Flank it with adjacent colors on the wheel — periwinkle or fuchsia; let it pop against a contrasting mustard or mint. Whatever you choose, it's an odd bird, but a fun one with which to work. Some of these veer more toward violet than orchid but, let's face it, purple is having a moment.
1. Paloma's Room in Caroline & Jose's Remarkable Nest Tour
2. Quinn's Beautiful Balanced Abode
3. Nicholas & Fabienne's Quirky & Colorful London Home
4. Carlotta & Concha's Pretty Patterned Nursery
5. Remy's Fantastic Floral Nursery
6. Alliyah's Pretty in Pink (and Purple) Room
7. Milly's Fabric Inspired Space
8. Stella & Hazel's Happy & Girly Shared Room
9. Emmeth's Attic Nook
10. A Pink & Purple Bedroom to Delight Two Daughters
(Image credits: Chris Perez; Sasithon Photography; Eleanor Büsing; Susan Oliviera/Citrus and Orange; Reader Remy; Jennifer Barnes Photography; Gwen/The Makerista; Haeley/Design Improvised); Kathryn/Designing Around; Plum Lily Photography)