With almost as much anticipation as the announcement of the Oscar’s Best Picture award, so is the Pantone Color of the Year. Designers and fashionistas await with bated breath to see what the new fabulous “it” color will be. It only seems fitting, that with the frigid temps so early this season that the 2014 color would be something warm, delicious and blooming fabulous. So without further ado, we present to you, Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year.….RADIANT ORCHID!
Radiant Orchid, which Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, describes as “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones.” Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.
Pantone suggests sprucing up interior spaces by incorporating this eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories. As adaptable as it is beautiful, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows.
Likewise, the vibrant color is sure to liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid reenergizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces. — PANTONE
So, move over Emerald, this years pinky purple Radiant Orchid will have you green with envy.