Pantone Color of 2014 - Radiant Orchid

Monday, December 16, 2013

It's been announced! The Pantone color of 2014 is…Radiant Orchid! I love the name, but the color actually took me by surprise. I'm not really sure what a radiant orchid actually is…but this hue seems to be some mix of the myriad tones found in the dendrobium orchid…lots of vibrant purples with a lush pinkish undertone. 
This gorgeous color is definitely a refreshing, if not surprising change from the gemstone hues of the past few years. Actually, this used to be my favorite color back in 1980…I was so progressive back then (wink, wink). 
But what goes around always comes around, and just like so many of today's trends are reminiscent of the 80's and 90's, the color trends are sure to follow suit. If you can't see yourself wearing this bold color, stick around this blog post for a few minutes. After working on this post, I've fallen in love with my original color crush all over again. And so will you. Aren't we lucky that this color will flatter virtually everyone!

RADIANT ORCHID…what a gorgeous color to accessorizing with! 
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Still not a fan? A touch of this hue on your nails and lids may change your mind.

Here are my RADIANT ORCHID picks for you and your home. Shop by clicking on the icons of each item below the collages:

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I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I had fun creating it! What are your thoughts on RADIANT ORCHID?



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  1. I love purple and my fvaourite shade is exactly as it appears in the third picture.

  2. It will be interesting to see the variations of this colour unfold in fashion and decor.

  3. Sharon I cannot tell you how much I love this shade of lavender! I have seen it in a velvet sofa that is so stunning!

    The Arts by Karena

  4. I love it! That's great! One of my fav for sure...I'm a pink fan and that's very close to pink!

  5. lucky me to have a year of color I really really like!

  6. My husband doesn't like this color :)

  7. I would love to do a guest room with bits of this color added, its fun and soo pretty! By the way I am in Hunterdon county, lets definitely plan a Jersey Girl bloggers day!

  8. wasn't purple last years shade? hmmm seems like a nice shade of purple though! xx. gigi