Saturday, December 7, 2013
Pantone Announces 2014 "Color of the Year": "Radiant Orchid" is a blend of fuchsia, purple and pink
Pantone declares Pantone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid as its "Color of the Year" for 2014 (succeeding 2013's Pantone 17-5641 Emerald.)
According to a release from the company, Pantone expects Radiant Orchid to be widely seen in interiors via paint, textiles [including area rugs] and accessories.
"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... Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination. [As] an invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today's society," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
In selecting the Color of the Year, Pantone explores a broad array of cultural influences and trends.