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Effortless Home Style

The other day, Pantone® announced the Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid, a beautiful purple with rosy tones. It inspired me to want to bring orchid hues into my home, but I’m not quite ready to commit to a purple couch.

Instead, I chose to “candlescape” with our Violet Pure Radiance™ Crackling LumiWick™ Candles. I love the updated look of these new smooth-waxed candles. Their simply shaped glass has an on trend faux wood texture which naturally enhances the wide-wicked candlelight.

For my color accent, I grouped two of the medium vase candles with one tall, on a simple mirrored glass tray. Gray stones scattered around the candles complement my neutral-colored couch, which is now sporting a few accent pillows bringing in the same violet shade, one in solid, the others in mixed prints. It’s such a quick and easy way to express my creative decorating style.

A double bonus – 3 lit candles add to the candlelit ambience, and the great fragrance experience. I love the low commitment this involved, because I can change it up guilt-free when inspiration strikes again.

Other fashion-right scent/color cues for your home:

  • Indigo Blue – our musky, distinctively fresh Deep Sea fragrance is a perfect scent and color to pair with today’s many denim & beach inspired accents.
  • Red Berry – nothing beats high-intensity red for a strong pop of color. Fresh for 2014, our new Raspberry scent makes a bold statement. You’ll love the invigorating burst of tangy berry fragrance, and its rich currant color is especially effective in a color palette including creams, sage greens, and black or wood tones.
  • Sand – our Sugared Vanilla fragrance is warm and golden, inviting you and your guests to settle into comfort. Its soothing, nature-inspired color adds to that appeal: classic tan can ground nearly any décor seafoam aqua. Or keep things tranquil in a neutral white, statement. Try it with rich cocoa brown and cream and tan theme.
Hope Margala Klein has had a passion for fragrance as long as she can remember. She first came to know Yankee Candles 30 years ago, when she persuaded her mom to purchase a balsam fir candle for their home. Today, Hope is Executive Vice President of Yankee Candle’s Brand, Innovation and Merchandising teams, responsible for introducing many new ideas and experiences season after season. As a key leader of the creative ideation process from start to finish, she enjoys seeing a new concept for fragrance or products or retail experience take shape and become the wonderful moment when it is enjoyed by folks all over the world.