Pantone has proclaimed the 2014 color of the year to be radiant orchid. Regardless of how credible this color of the year trend is (Pantone claims to draw inspiration from global trends in the arts, entertainment, fashion and technology worlds), let’s dig a little deeper to see how we really feel about what seems to be an either sickeningly sweet or fabulously glam choice.
PANTONE Color of The Year 2014 – Radiant Orchid palette
From the website’s description, the following words and phrases seem to be emphasized through the diction describing what the color means in a broader context; confidence, magical warmth, “expressive, creative and embracing purple,” beguiling charm, “great love, joy, and health” are some of the highlights.
Radiant Orchid beauty shot via Instagram
There’s no doubt about it, it sure is nice reading about the warm hues of radiant orchid as we brave the harsh winter temperatures, but how does this radiant orchid actually look? From fashion and home decor to food and weddings, this color has been making waves in all aspects of the consumer world. Does the vibe as described by Pantone hold true? Do all of the subtle messages embedded within Pantone’s radiant orchid framework appear in the following examples?
What do you think of this Radiant Orchid look? Image via Instagram
Here are some of our favorite radiant orchid pictures from around the web. Take a look, and tell us what you think.
Our Favorite Casual Blouse
Image via Pinterest
The radiant orchid purple paired with a subtle chocolate brown is not only casual classy, but it’s bold in a new way. There’s no doubt in denying that there is something so incredibly sophisticated about the way the purple seems to rest just in between too loud and too soft.
Our Favorite Decor
Not only is this idea fresh and fun, but the purple looks innovative and new. It doesn’t appear to be too girly, feminine, or sweet which gives it a whole new sense of appeal and charm.
Our Favorite Bold Makeup
This look is fierce, and it makes us wonder how the world of makeup will continue to evolve and excite and push the boundaries of normality and tradition. The radiant orchid hues give her power, give her edge.
Our Favorite Dessert
Macaroons in radiant orchid are classy and sophisticated. The color is eye-popping. But then again, macaroons in any color would be just as great as the next…
Our Favorite Natural Wonder
This picture encapsulates just about everything we believe Pantone sees with the power of radiant orchid. Subtly beautiful and mystically charming with an undercurrent of vitality, vigor, and vibrancy.
Check out these shopppable items to see some of our other favorites!
1) Reem Acra Gown - ShopBop – $3265
2) Belted Strapless Lauren Ralph Lauren Gown – Nordstrom – $230
3) Drop Earrings – Macy’s – $466
4) Journee Collection Platform Heels – Kohl’s – $54.99
There definitely is something so effortless and elegant about the Radiant Orchid hues. We’ll be sure to keep our eye on how color trends change and where we can spot the Radiant Orchid!