Colour of the Year 2014: Will You Be Rocking Radiant Orchid?

While the colour of the year for 2013, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served a symbol for growth & hope. Pantone has announced the colour of the year for 2014 to be Radiant Orchid.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute states “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 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 included in the likes of MaxMara and Chanel; and it is already making its way onto the red carpet. Other Fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014, included Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan, Juicy Couture and Yoana Baraschi, 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.

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. 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.

What do you think of 2014’s colour of the year? Will you be rocking Radiant Orchid?

Love R x

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