Radiant Orchid – Pantone Colour of the Year for 2014

By Inspirationail

Radiant Orchid – Pantone Color of the Year for 2014
Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global colour authority, today announced PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the colour of the year for 2014.

A Word From The Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute®

“While the 2013 colour of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the colour wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

“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

Radiant Orchid – Pantone Color of the Year for 2014

PANTONE® 18-3224

Radiant Orchid for Beauty

A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones.

Radiant Orchid – Pantone Color of the Year for 2014

This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid’s exuberance also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails.

Past colours

2013: Emerald (17-5641)
2012: Tangerine Tango (17-1463)
2011: Honeysuckle (18-2120)
2010: Turquoise (15-5519)
2009: Mimosa (14-0848)
2008: Blue Iris (18-3943)
2007: Chili Pepper (19-1557)
2006: Sand Dollar (13-1106)
2005: Blue Turquoise (15-5217)
2004: Tigerlily (17-1456)
2003: Aqua Sky (14-4811)
2002: True Red (19-1664)
2001: Fuchsia Rose (17-2031)
2000: Cerulean (15-4020)

About the PANTONE Color of the Year

The colour of the year selection requires careful consideration and, to arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for colour influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact colour, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.

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