Saturday, December 07, 2013

Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

The Pantone Company has announced that Pantone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid is the Color of the Year for 2014. As the global color authority, this company develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions that designers and a variety of industries, including printing, photography, graphic design, plastics, textiles and others, have come to rely on.

According to Pantone, 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." It is a combination of fuchsia, purple and pink. Use it as an accent with olive, deep hunter greens, turquoise, teal, and light yellow. It will also liven up neutrals such as gray, beige and taupe.

Below is Pantone's suggestions for a 2014 Spring Wardrobe for Women. Incorporating the Color of the Year, these colors would also make a beautiful palette for quilts or other sewing projects!

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