Pantone Color of the Year | Radiant Orchid

Monday, February 24, 2014
Can you guys feel it yet? Spring is in the air, well almost ;) I don't know about you but I can't wait. It's time to get out of hibernation mode and start waking up with a bit of color. I wanted to use the latest Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid somehow in my home. Adding a pop of color is such a super easy way of updating a space. 

Now, as most of you know, I'm not the biggest user of color in my home. Not that I don't like it, but I just love having a great neutral base to start with and then accenting with different colors that change with the season, my moods, whatever! I've found that, that's the easiest to way to keep your decor fresh without breaking the bank.

Pantone Radiant Orchid

Lowe's makes it easy to incorporate Pantone colors into your home with their Pantone paint line. I decided to take a spare, clear, acrylic tray I had laying around and transform it into something a little more fun and eye catching.


Using just a few simple items I picked up at Lowe's I created this custom tray in one afternoon.


I taped out my design using painter's tape and then painted three coats of Pantone Radiant Orchid paint using this foam brush for smooth coverage.


After the paint was dry I peeled off my painters tape and used a razor blade to scrape off where ever the paint bleeding under the tape. Not hard and there were only a few spots where I had to do this. Next I got the gold spray paint ready to go.


After about three light coats of gold spray paint this is what I got. Pretty! Then I painted another quick coat of Radiant Orchid over the spray paint, so that the bottom of the tray looked a little more finished.


And that was it! Super easy right? And it turned out so cute.


It's perfect for brunch Mimosas or even a having a few girlfriends over for cocktail hour. And it would make the perfect hostess gift or even for Mom for Mother's day.




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This post was brought to you by the Lowe's Creative Ideas Network, which I'm so happy to be a part of along with a crew of other really creative bloggers, you can check out all of our fun projects on the Lowe's Creative Ideas Blog. As a part of the LCI Network, I've received compensation in the form of Lowe's credit to help with my projects above.



4 comments:

  1. Ok so did you do it on the bottom of the bottom? Or inside of the bottom. How did you keep from getting spray paint on each color? I'm lost. Obviously I'm not the DIYer I thought I was.

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  2. Yeah - how did you spray on the spray paint within the lines? Confused.

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    1. You don't need to keep the spray paint in the lines because it won't show through the purple paint. So after removing the painters tape just spray paint the whole bottom. The only place you'll see the gold is where the tape was. Hopefully that was more clear ;)

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  3. Reichel, I really like what you did. I am going to copy this....:-).

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