This morning we all found the verdict of Pantone: the color of the year 2014 will be the “Radiant Orchid”.
In the official website of Pantone we read: “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”
The hue also offers a sharp contrast with emerald, Pantone’s color of 2013, that is at the opposite side of the color wheel from last year’s emerald.
This color, halfway between purple and fuchsia, had already established himself as the protagonist in the catwalks of haute couture collections for Spring Summer 2014 making its way on the red carpet of giants like Prada, Chanel and Dior.
It will be a perfect color also for beauty as it is well suited to all skin tones and combines equally well with lavender, pink and purple, much used in lipstick. It ‘also very suitable for nail polishes!