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.
Products featured, clockwise from center:
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:
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?