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Pantone Color of the Year for 2014: Radiant Orchid

 Radiant Orchid

 

Orchid color of the year in fashion

(Seen at New York Fashion week – Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2013)

Orchid Color of the Year in Fashion

(Seen at Milan Fashion week - Left: Missoni women’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection/ Right: Max Mara women’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection)

LDa Architecture & Interiors uses Pantone Color of the Year Radiant Orchid as an accent color.

(Interior Design by LDa Architecture & Interiors uses orchid as an accent throw pillow; Photography by Greg Premru)

Orchid is used in several shades for this floor covering.

(Interior Design by Heidi Pribell Interiors uses a colorful carpet with shades of orchid and browns to nicely complement a teal colored couch and wall coverings with teal, pink and light yellow designs)

Susan Reddick Interior Design

(Interior Design by Susan Reddick Design uses bright pops of orchid colors as accessories to liven up a bedroom with grey walls and curtains)

Boston Design Guide

(Shop this hue at Dayton Home, located at 276 Washington Street in Wellesley, MA.)

Pantone has announced today that Radiant Orchid is the color of 2014. Pantone chose this color because it “encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.” Last year, Pantone chose Emerald as color of the year because it serves as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity. Radiant Orchid is an interesting color, because it’s not just one color: It’s fuchsia with a blend of pink and purple undertones. Orchid is a captivating and easily draws attention with its warm, unique tone. It’s a great accent “pop” color that can liven up an interior. Pair it with turquoise, teal or light yellow.

What do you think of Radiant Orchid as Pantone's Color of the Year? Will you incorporate this color into your wardrobe or home interior? Share in the comments below.

Written by Jennifer Harvey

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