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.