PANTONE, an X-Rite company and the global color authority, announced the 2014 color of the year last week which is '18-3224 Radiant Orchid'. The color is a captivating, magical and a enigmatic purple tone along with fuchsia and pink undertones. Radiant Orchid booted out of the spotlight 2013 color Emerald.
While the color Emerald meant growth, renewal & prosperity, Radiant Orchid invokes passion, joy, confidence, love and good health mixed with a little charm. This is a great color which both women & men could pull off. Missoni, Max Mara, Burberry and Marc Jacobs to name a few, have all incorporated the color in their collections. I am sure we will see a lot of it on the red carpet and in stores in the coming year. What do you think of the 2014 color, Radiant Orchid? Continue below to see how you can use Radiant Orchid in your fashion, beauty and interiors.
Radiant Orchid for FashionRadiant Orchid’s rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. A dazzling attention-getter, Radiant Orchid permeated the runways during the spring 2014 fashion shows and is already making its way onto the red carpet. Fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014, including Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan, Juicy Couture and Yoana Baraschi, are incorporating Radiant Orchid into their spring collections and variations of this hue will carry into men’s and women’s clothing and accessories throughout next year.
Radiant Orchid for Beauty
A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin,making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones. This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid’s exuberance also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails.
Radiant Orchid for Interiors
Spruce 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 re-energizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces