(Image credit: Andrea Sparacio)

Guts. It takes some design chutzpah to embrace a bold hue like Radiant Orchid for an overall wall color. But, as the photos of Alex's bedroom from his house tour show (along with Dabney's inspiration post), being a bit gutsy can be a good thing. Life can be a little gray sometimes and a glorious blast of the color of the year just might make for a slightly more vibrant 2014 in more ways than one. Here are 8 paint swatches to consider for your own Pantone inspired room...

Benjamin Moore's Lilac Pink


  1. Benjamin Moore's Lilac Pink
  2. Glidden Orchid Blush
  3. Sherwin Williams Drama Violet
  4. Pittsburgh Paints Vintage Wine
  5. Behr Orchid Kiss (this is the paint Alex used in the room shown above)
  6. Olympic Mauve Magic
  7. Valspar Pantone Wild Orchid
  8. Ralph Lauren Belmont Pink