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2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid


Pantone Color Institute®,  the world authority on color and color forecasting, announced today the 2014 Color of the Year:  Radiant Orchid.

This soft, peaceful color is “…an enchanting harmony of fuschia, purple and pink undertones,” as described by Pantone® in their press release.

“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.”

“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.”

It’s been several years since a color in the purple family has been chosen for the color of the year.  Plus, after several years of vibrant, jewel tones and saturated hues, Radiant Orchid brings out a refreshingly calm vibe.

What do you think?  Is Radiant Orchid going to be a color for your home in 2014?

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