Pantone has announced Pantone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, according to the company, as the color of the year for 2014.
“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.”
A modern and versatile shade, according to Pantone, Radiant Orchid permeated the runways during the spring 2014 fashion shows and is already making its way onto the red carpet.