Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Last week, I was on a mission to find an inexpensive wardrobe mirror that I could doctor and transform into something fabulous. I took a trip to Old Time Pottery. Instead of a mirror, I fell in love with the color of some of their flowers, and brought home everything I would need to make a new Spring arrangement for my front doors.

Little did I know, I was choosing Pantone's color of the year, Radiant Orchid. Quite honestly, I didn't even know there was a "color of the year" until I read a fellow bloggers' post about it. Well, I do now, and my front doors are looking so vibrant and cheery. I hope you'll agree.

Here are the planters that I usually fill with live plants every year and hang on my front door. I bought them a few years ago at the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival and they've been a favorite ever since. The front of the planters are made of old ceiling tiles and the body is solid wood.

Empty planters
Empty planters

Supplies for the project include:

  • styrofoam
  • wire cutters
  • floral wire
  • ribbon
  • ribbon maker kit (this is so much easier than trying to hold the ribbon in your hands).
  • moving tape
  • floral stems
  • greenery filler
Floral Supplies
Floral Supplies
Styrofoam
Styrofoam

I taped three pieces of styrofoam together and placed them loosely in the planters. I do not want them to be permanently glued into place because I will change out this arrangement again in the summer.

Planters
Planters

I had an idea floating around in my head of what I wanted it to look like, but it is mostly trial and error. If I place a flower and then don't like it, I keep working until I do. I began with the wide mesh ribbon to have something pretty to see from the back, since my front doors are glass. I used a darker purple ribbon than the flowers for a little contrast.

Wide Mesh Ribbon
Wide Mesh Ribbon
Decorative Grasses
Decorative Grasses

I love decorative grasses, so I started with these as a backdrop for the rest of the flowers.

Door Arrangement
Door Arrangement

And here is the finished project.

Floral Arrangment Side View
Side View
Radiant Orchid on my Front Door
"Radiant Orchid" on my Front Door
Front Door Planters
Welcome All!

This may not be the exact color of Radiant Orchid, but it is close and I love having purple somewhere in my house. It wouldn't work anywhere inside, except perhaps as place settings for my spring table.  HUMMMM, I need to go shopping again.

 

Thanks so much for reading,

Kim @ CoziNest

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