Pantone 2014 Color Of The Year: Radiant Orchid

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radiant orchid pantone 2014 color of the year

Get ready to wear lots of purple in 2014 because last month Pantone,  The Color Institute known across the globe, announced Radiant Orchid as 2014’s Color of The Year. It’s the new “it” color for beauty, fashion, and interior spaces and we’re not mad about that. In case your forgotten, Emerald Green was 2013’s color of the year; in 2012 it was Tangerine Tango; and in 2011 it was Honeysuckle.

Radiant Orchid is described as:

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.

So why Radiant Orchid for 2014? Here’s what Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute had to say:

“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.”

I’m not surprised at all with their pick since pale, vibrant purples were seen all over the spring fashion runways this year in the top fashion capitals of the world. From a beauty standpoint, Radiant Orchid will also pop in makeup, thanks to its versatility, and it’s flattering to most hair and skin tones. Whether you’re looking for a new bold lip color or the perfect nail polish, Radiant Orchid is making its way into our closets and makeup bag.

Purple Inspiration

Keep scrolling down to shop a few of our favorite Radiant Orchid picks, and get a head start on sporting 2014’s hottest hue!

radiant orchid pantone color of the year 2014

1. Butter London Molly-Coddled – Nail Polish // 2. Gizmon iPhone Case // 3. Yves Saint Laurent Ombres 5 Lumières Lilac Sky // 4. Onitsuka Tiger Ult-Racer Purple Sneakers // 5. OCC Lip Tar in Hoochie // 6.  Sephora Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Polishes (available March 2014) // 7. Cherimoya Max Makeup Limited Edition Cherimoya Makeup Set // 8. Lime Crime D’Lilac Opaque Lipstick // 9. 16 pc Makeup Brush Set // 10. 4.collective Sleeveless Flirty Dress // 11. Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag // 12.  J. Crew Etta Suede Pumps // 13.  TOPSHOP Lips In Straight Ace // 14. Max & Chloe Chandelier Earrings


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