Friday, January 3, 2014

Color of 2014 Revealed!

Ladies & gents, meet...
Radiant Orchid
What comes to mind when you think of purple? Elegant, regal, royal. Perhaps it can be seen as zen and peaceful. Or majestic and magical, intriguing to the eye and sparking the imagination.
At first glance, the color appeared a little childish to me, purple was my favorite color from the ages of 4-10. But as I did my research, the color slowly grew on me. 

To crown Radiant Orchid as King of 2014, Pantone searched the world over for design and color influences, pulling ideas from entertainment to technology to find this hue described as: 

"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." 
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I've kept up with these color trends over the past few years of blogging. I loved Emerald of last year, a bold, hopeful color “symbolizing growth, renewal and prosperity.” And of course as an orange consuisser I particularly fancied Tangerine Tango. I'll admit, I'm still getting used to this pretty purple.

I realized there is a vast range of this dainty hue out there in the fashion, home, and beauty world. I chose a few of my favorite pieces flaunting the color:



dress // sweater // pumps // clutch

The idea of a wedding of Radiant Orchid even piqued my interest as I perused Pinterest. Heck, if I was to get married this year, I may consider it. Who knows what color will be in 2020 ;)
  
If this didn't get you excited enough, Sephora is releasing a line of ten limited edition beauty products that you just have to get your hands on! Ready to embrace this vibrant and daring shade? The Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid collection hits shelves in March 2014!
Now I'm interested in your perspective of Radiant Orchid as color of the year? Do you plan on getting on board with this trend? Which color would you have selected for 2014? 
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19 comments:

Aaliyah said...

I was so happy when I realized purple is the color of the year!!! :'D My bedrooms purple, my nails are purple right now, I collect purple lipsticks, I wear purple contacts... you could say I'm a little obsessed! haha

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Whitney Alison said...

I actually really like this shade of purple. My most beloved purse is purple...and I can get behind purple nails :) Not sure if this will be a good color for me clothing wise, but its pretty and relaxing to look at.

Bekah @ re•solve said...

I'm not ready to say goodbye to emerald. I have an aversion to purple so I'm suddenly hoping 2014 goes by faster ;

Bethany K @ BeforeDuringAfter said...

Some of it is really lovely. But some, like the lipstick (not for me, anyway!) and the sweater is just too bold, I think. It will be fun to see the way celebs and fashion forward folks put the new shade to good use.

Kailagh said...

That wedding looks simply wonderful. I have never really thought of purple as a color for me, however a lot of my friends like it. Anyways, love this idea. I might have to bring some Radiant Orchid into my life soon!

xo. Kailagh

Brittany Fry said...

Wow I feel out of the loop. I never knew there were colors of the year. I have been trying to grab a couple purple pieces lately and finally found a pretty lilac essie nail polish I had forgotten at my Mom and Dads when we moved out in June.

Eva Marie Taylor said...

I love this color...and I kinda wish I could do my October wedding all over again with it! And that Butter polish...I.NEED.IT!! But first I really need to stop biting my nails! (sigh)

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

This is DEF a color I can get behind!

Aleshea said...

Over the last few years I've gotten into purple. The college I attended was purple and white. Now I'll have an excuse to wear all the purple I own.

Anna @ A Dash of Quirky said...

I love all shades of purples. I wasn't sure about "color of the year" but your pics definitely make it look extra neat! I absolutely loved emerald. :)

2justByou said...

I'm really loving this color. I've always been a fan of purples, though. =0)

Justina L said...

I love purple! ooooh that coffee pot though...

Lauren Gaines said...

Beautiful color! I love the jacket and camera you picked out with radiant orchid!

Tricia said...

Purple has long been my favorite! I never grew out of it and now my daughter loves it too! Love this and might be inspired to add a bit more purple to my world this year :)

Crystal Green said...

Okay, I have NEVER heard of there being a color of the year before now. This is really a neat idea.

My daughter would be pleased to know that her purple is the color of this year. She loves everything purple! I love everything you shared on here.

Like you though, I do tend to like other colors more.

Kenzie S said...

I never knew that there were colors of the year! That's a pretty neat idea!

bumpandrun chat said...

I think the color is stunning! I'm not sure I could pull off an entire ensemble in purple, but the accents are fantastic. I have a great pair of heels that are close to this color and they go with so many different things. I'm glad I have a few things already to keep up with the new trend. Thank you for the update!
~Bre
http://bumpandrunchat.com

Ashley Perez said...

I love the color!!! :)

Paige Nicole said...

That color is pretty...but not as pretty as turquoise or coral. (but that's b/c i'm obsessed with those right now)

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