I am not a purple person. For some reason, I’ve just never been a fan of the colour. Over the years, I have incorporated it into my wardrobe a bit more, but so far there is no purple in my decor.
At the beginning of December, Pantone announced its colour of the year for 2014: Radiant Orchid. According to Pantone, “It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
Despite all of the glowing language Pantone used in its announcement, I don’t think I’m going to be joining the purple party.
On the fabric shopping trip when I found my beautiful ottoman fabric, I found a bolt of heavyweight upholstery fabric on deep discount. It was purple.
I bought a couple of yards, thinking I could sew some throw pillows for the basement couch and add a new colour into the mix. I’ve since found pillow forms, piping and even zippers. However, I think this project is destined to remain a UFO (unfinished object).
When I laid the fabric on the couch downstairs with the other pillows, the purple didn’t pop the way I thought it would–although it’s not looking too bad in this photo.
The few times I’ve pulled out the fabric to start sewing, I fold it up and put it away again. The purple is just not speaking to me.
While radiant orchid may be “intriguing” and “captivating,” I am neither intrigued nor capitivated by purple, and I don’t think Pantone’s endorsement is going to change that.
Do you have a colour that just doesn’t do it for you? How do you feel about Radiant Orchid? Do you like purple?