Trend Alert – Pantone Announces Colour of 2014 – ‘Radiant Orchid’

It is that time of year again! Pantone has announced the colour of the year for 2014. And the colour this year is an interesting choice. Usually I find that the colour spans a number of industries, like cosmetics, fashion, home wares and decor. But this year I am not so sure.

And the colour is……….


Radiant Orchid!!!!!

Funny enough I JUST purchased a new Lip Tar in this colour last week, and saw a lot of variations of this shade in makeup from Urban Decay.

But I DON’T see this as much of a colour upcoming in Home Decor. Like at all. Only in small doses like accessories or maybe a Teen bedroom?

“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

What do you think about Pantone’s choice?





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