It’s 2014, also known as the year of Radiant Orchid! Or at least it is according to Pantone which has recently revealed this purple-pink color as their color for 2014. Never heard of Pantone color of the year? Well Pantone Inc., which is considered the “authority on color” has been selecting one lucky color every year that soon tends to appear everywhere from fashion, to household items, to even automobiles. From celebrities on the red carpet and models on the runway, to paint swatches in your local hardware store, this color is everywhere. You know the mint and emerald green that has been seen everywhere this past year? Well that is thanks to Pantones Color of the Year 2013, Emerald.
How does the color make the cut?
So how does one decide what color everyone will be wearing or what color will be the most popular decorative pillow color for this year? A super-secret meeting in Europe of course! No really, that is how they decide. First they interview top designers, and professionals in every type of industry. Then based on their feedback Pantone meets in a capital in Europe that changes every year and pick the color. They decide this an entire year in advance so even though they’ve introduce Radiant Orchid recently, they’re already deciding what you will be wearing next year.
Get your hands on Radiant Orchid!
There are plenty of ways to start sporting this color. Beginning in 2012 Sephora has been creating Sephora Pantone Universe Collection starting in 2012 with the Tangerine Tango color. The makeup line makes this color wearable for eyes, to nails and everywhere in between and it’s the perfect accessory to any look especially in the coming summer months. This color also can be used to add that perfect pop of color to any wall or sofa. Adding it to any room will give the room an inviting and embracing appeal and the perfect girlish touch. If you want to add some flare to your morning brew, Keurig has now added this color coffee maker to their lineup.
Keep your eyes peeled through the coming months and you’ll see just how prevalent this color will be!
Need some ideas how to dress up your room with Radiant Orchid for 2014? Here are some perfect decorative pillows and wall art that feature this color!