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."
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: