Move over eggplant, lilac and plum, there is a new Orchid in town: Radiant Orchid! Named color of the year 2014 by Pantone this captivating color ” 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.” (Pantone Press release)
“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.”
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Radiant Orchid for Fashion
Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. A dazzling attention-getter, Radiant Orchid permeated the runways during the spring 2014 fashion shows and is already making its way onto the red carpet. Fashion designers are incorporating Radiant Orchid into their spring collections and variations of this hue will carry into men’s and women’s clothing and accessories
throughout next year.” My personal favorite is this fabulous oversized wrap by Echo. Wear it now to energize your basic blacks, come spring don it with a white blazer for a bit of dazzle.