STYLE | Radiant Orchid is Colour for 2014

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Sephora Pantone universe (Photo

Pantone announced the colour of the year for 2014 as Radiant Orchid.  The colour is one that complements many skin tones and can easily be worn in your wardrobe in so many ways.  The colour that has already been spotted in spring 2014 collections and has been worn by some notable people including First Lady Michelle Obama.  The tropical shade is a blend of purple and pink and reminds us of the beauty of a flower.  Orchid is not a primary colour and offers artists the opportunity to be more creative with what they design.  A member of the purple family, it’s ironically the exact opposite of last year’s colour emerald-green.  Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute said, “People associate purple with creativity and originality – and those are valued today.”

For those who don’t know, Pantone is the company responsible for colour trends from year to year.  They put out colour palettes for all design industries.  The selection process begins more than a year in advance and is determined by several factors.  It’s a large reason why we see similar trends in fashion, interior design, paints and technology.  The colours selected by Pantone become the foundation for what we see in stores.

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To see the full colour palette for spring 2014 watch this video by Pantone:


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