Earlier this month, Pantone’s 2014 Colour of the Year was announced.
Radiant Orchid is ’an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones which inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm’, explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute.
As the global colour authority; Pantone sets the colour trend each year, dictating a certain extent, what retailers and designers will take for inspiration for their upcoming designs.
The selection of each year’s chosen colour requires meticulous research and careful consideration. Pantone ‘combs’ the world for colour inspiration; from art collections and film, to travel destinations and socio-economic conditions.
For over a decade Pantone’s Colour of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, graphic design and product packaging.
Radiant Orchid has almost limitless uses around your home. Incorporate the eye-catching colour in paint, accent pieces and accessories. It works wonders with deep greens and olives, turquoise, teal and light yellows. It can also be paired with neutrals like beige, taupe and grey to help uplift and enliven a space.