Radiant Orchid – Exploring The Trend

Pantone has announced 2014’s color of the year, and the winner is Radiant Orchid. A color I find myself describing as “neon purple”.

Below are some of my top picks for the bold purple color.

Radiant Orchid

 Products featured, clockwise from center:

Essie Splash of Grenadine 

Women’s Pintuck Tunic from Old Navy 

Zuo Lider Plus Purple Office Chair

Wanted Lario Flats in Purple from Zappos

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Darling

Stella McCartney Eco Faux Nappa Clutch

Keurig Radiant Orchid MINI Plus Brewer 

You can also check out my Etsy Treasury featuring all handmade and vintage items in Radiant Orchid.

You may not care about Pantone’s opinion but it has a big influence on the design, fashion and beauty industry. Expect to see a lot of purple this coming year! I’m sure it’s purely coincidental, but 4 out of 5 pug charm bracelets I have sold in my shop since opening in October have been purple – but maybe my customers are just ahead of the trend!

I would also be lying if I said it didn’t influence me while I was picking out new paint colors for shop items. Exhibit A:

orchid houndstooth chihuahua silhouette


As for my opinion – I happen to really like this year’s choice. It’s not a color I would choose  to invest in a big item like a piece of furniture, but I would definitely rock a radiant orchid nail or blush. Or, if I was feeling really saucy even a lip!

What do you think of this year’s color of the year pick? Would you wear radiant orchid?

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