Hey there, friends! Thank you so much for all of the love yesterday on my dining room redesign. I seriously couldn’t wait to show it to you. I had a feeling you were going to love it as much as I do.

DIY Radiant Orchid Vase | Inspired by Charm

Today I wanted to share a quick, easy, and colorful project. As you know, I’m part of Lowe’s Creative Blogger Team. This month we were challenged to come up with a project using Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. To be honest with you, I’m not a huge fan of the color. However, I think any space can benefit from a fun pop of color and this is certainly an interesting color to play around with. Plus, when I stumbled upon these flowers / greens at the grocery store, I thought they would look perfect in a little Radiant Orchid vase.

DIY Radiant Orchid Vase | Inspired by Charm

Let me show you how to make this simple DIY Radiant Orchid Vase.

DIY Radiant Orchid Vase

Here’s what you will need:

vase
primer
Pantone Radiant Orchid (sample jar available at Lowe’s)
painter’s tape
paint brushes.

DIY Radiant Orchid Vase | Inspired by Charm

Begin by cleaning your vase and drying it thoroughly. Then apply your painter’s tape to any area that you do not wanted painted.

DIY Radiant Orchid Vase | Inspired by Charm

Begin by coating the surface with the primer. Allow to dry; then add another coat.

DIY Radiant Orchid Vase | Inspired by Charm

Next, cover the primer with Radiant Orchid. Again, allow the paint to dry and add another coat. Be sure to remove the painter’s tape before the last coat dries.

And that’s it!

DIY Radiant Orchid Vase | Inspired by Charm

Tuck in some coordinating flowers and you have a modern, unique, and dare I say, radiant new vase!

DIY Radiant Orchid Vase | Inspired by Charm

This simple idea is great for whenever you need a bit of interest and bright color in a space. When I’m decorating, flowers are always the prefect finishing touch. They immediately make a space look more inviting.

What are your thoughts on Pantone’s newest color of the year?

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And don’t forget, for even more ideas, visit Lowes Creative Ideas. You can also sign up to receive their free Creative Ideas Magazine, which is loaded with inspiration! There’s even a magazine app so you can have inspiration on the go! And, don’t forget to follow Lowe’s on Pinterest and Instagram!

This post was created as part of my collaboration with the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Network (along with some other fantastic bloggers).  As always, all of the opinions, thoughts, and ideas in this post are my own.

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Comments

  • Pam Capone at

    I love the idea of the vase and the pop of color and the greens look fantastic

  • Catherine at

    Well, I think you did the best job with that colour of any that I have seen so far. I quite like the colour but not in my decor necessarily. Where did all this business of a ‘colour of the year’ start anyway? Why is Pantone being so pushy about it? Sure, make one up and see if it takes but to start flogging it to everyone, I just don’t get it. Are we supposed to add every colour every year? Good grief… Excuse my soap box, it isn’t aimed at you obviously! I just don’t get all the fuss.

  • angela at

    The color is not me. At all. Perhaps it’s because I grew up in the 1980s and was way too obsessed with purple then and now I just can’t tolerate it. Anyway, I really do love your project. You completely didn’t overwhelm with the color and the greenery you used was absolutely perfect both to tie it all in and to neutralize the orchid. Also, I get the feeling that the Pantone Color of the Year is never really all that popular. At least not in my little blogging circle/world.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  • Marisa at

    This is a really nice idea on how to use it, though I agree I’m not a huge fan of the color. Definitely plan on doing it with another color though. Thanks for the tips!

  • girlfromwva at

    perfect way to use this color! i like it on accessories!

  • LisaB at

    I love this idea and look. Do you need to seal the paint after painting? And have you tried washing the vase afterwards? Does the paint peel off? I think I might try this idea this weekend (but admittedly probably not with purple).

  • Wanda at

    Great idea and nice look with the plant you used. I think would be even prettier with some type of shiny topcoat on it! Thanks for the tip.

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