It's that time of year again, when Pantone releases their much-anticipated Color of the Year. For the past 12 months, 2013's Emerald has taken the world by storm, but it's time now for a new hue to step into the spotlight. Without further ado, the Pantone Color of the Year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid!
Pantone describes Radiant Orchid as "an expressive, creative and embracing purple," that is symbolic of "growth, renewal and prosperity." What makes 2014's color so intriguing is the unusual balance of both warm and cool undertones. Artfully combining elements of purple and pink, Radiant Orchid is at once energizing and soothing. No wonder Pantone chose it! The color embodies everything we love in a color; plus, it'll look amazing on every skin tone.
It's not even 2014 yet, and already Radiant Orchid is popping up all over the place. Start incorporating the hit color into your style now with these perfectly purple picks:
Ann Creek 'Larchmont' Leather Satchel in Fuchsia | Biacci Gathered Wrap Dress in Lilac | Goldplated Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings in Purple | Purple Bling iPhone 5 Case | Jessica Simpson Suede Pumps in Pink | OPI 'Pamplona Purple' Nail Polish | Dior Vernis 'Forget Me Not' Nail Polish | Retro Purple Daisy Cuff Bracelet | Hadaki by Kalencom Nylon Carry-All in Orchid
A lavender frock is bound to be this spring's hottest look, but you can start upping the orchid factor in your wardrobe right now with a few accessories in the chic shade. A bold satchel is our favorite way to rock Radiant Orchid, and a pair of suede pumps in the hue will look amazing, too. The great part about this year's color is that it'll look amazing not just in your wardrobe, but in your home and makeup bag, too. That's why we picked two purple polishes that fit perfectly into the Radiant Orchid color family.
Do you love the new color of the year as much as we do? Tell us how you'd wear it! Hint: we already know it'll look great paired with Emerald, and come summertime, you can mix it up with all your Tangerine Tango from 2012, too!
Posted by Andrea Sparks