posted on January 31, 2014 by
This post has been on my to-do list since December, when Pantone revealed their color of the year for 2014. So that just shows you how far behind I am on this blogging business. Kind of pathetic actually. (Like I’m not even sure that some of this stuff is still available, in which case, I apologize.) But I’m happy to get this post up on the last day of January – I think that still qualifies as the “new year,” right? So, here’s my belated introduction to Pantone’s Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid. I love purple, and I love pink, and this color is a perfect combination of the two. According to Pantone, “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.”
Assuming we’ll be seeing this color all over the place this year, from fashion and makeup to home decor, here are a few items that are first to embrace this modern, rich, pinky-purple. What do you think about Pantone’s choice for color of the year?