BY RACHEL JONES
PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL FORNATARO; FROM PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS, IKEA, THE SONGBIRD SANCTUARY, FRANCIS CRISAFIO, LOOM EXQUISITE TEXTILES, HOUSE15143.

Spring is here, and the most beautiful thing blooming is not in our gardens — it’s in our homes! Radiant Orchid, a fuchsia fusion of pink and purple, has been declared Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014. Chosen because it emanates great joy, love, and health, the bright jewel tone adds a peppy pop of color to any décor. Dee Schlotter of PPG Pittsburgh Paints says the intense shade will create an impact, but needs to be softened with paler shades of white or soft pink. “If you use it in large rooms, be ready for a room that gives off a lot of energy, excitement, and snappiness!”


DIRECTORY:

Artifacts, 110 S. Main St., West End. 412.921.6544. artifactsweb.com.
Asian Influences, 3513 Butler St., #1, Lawrenceville. 412.621.3530. asianinfluences.com.
House15143, 439 Beaver St., Sewickley. 412.259.8953. house15143.com.
IKEA, 2001 Park Manor Blvd., Robinson. 888.888.4532. ikea.com.
LOOM Exquisite Textiles, 2124 Penn Ave., Strip District. 412.586.4346. loomshowroom.com.
PPG Pittsburgh Paints, ppgpittsburghpaints.com.
Schafer Interiors and Fine Art Gallery, 320 Castle Shannon Blvd., Mt. Lebanon. 412.344.0233.
The Songbird Sanctuary, 311 Freeport Road, Blawnox. 412.828.5393. thesongbirdsanctuary.com.

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