Radiant Orchid: 2014 Color of the Year

Hi friends! Happy Friday!

Today I wanted to share the announcement by Pantone of 2014’s Color of the Year! If you’re unfamiliar with Pantone, they’re basically the powers that be in terms of colour standards.  Their colours affect everything from the fashion world to the interior decoration worlds to the ink and art worlds.  Each year they name a colour to be the Color of the Year, which drives the colour trends for that year.  This year is Radiant Orchid! Let’s talk a bit about this lovely colour!

Radiant Orchid

According to Pantone’s website,

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.

Radiant Orchid in fashion, home decor, art
Radiant Orchid is Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year

It’s a lovely warm colour, bringing the excitement of spring and good fortunes. Sounds like a great beginning to the new year!

Here’s a few pictures from Pantone’s website depicting Radiant Orchid in the fashion and home decor industries:

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Radiant Orchid in fashion
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Radiant Orchid in home decor.

So there you have it, guys, a fun, flirty, romantic colour to inspire us this new year. What are you thoughts about this colour? Does it inspire you to create new pieces? I’d love to hear what you think!

Thanks so much for reading, and till next time, stay inspired and keep creating!

-Ashley <3

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