Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Pantone Color of year 2014 : Royal Orchid

Pantone Color is back again! Pantone Inc.’s color of the year for 2014 is 'Radiant Orchid', succeeding 2013′s color Emerald. Royal Orchid has Pink hue in Purple accent. 

Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute Leatrice Eiseman has made the color decision for the past 13 years. She said in a statement that the color of 2014 is “an invitation to innovation” that “encourages expanded creativity and originality.” She also claims it’s a color that Michelle Obama often wears and notes designers like Max Mara, Marc Jacobs, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ermengildo Zegnahave have been incorporating orchid hues into their collections in the past year.

Eiseman explains. "It's an invitation to innovation. The purple family offers (an) opportunity to do creative things."
Pantone officials have picked “radiant orchid” based on extensive interviews with industrial and fashion designers worldwide about what color they plan to use in upcoming seasons as well as sales of “color swatches,” according to the Wall Street .Journal
Like emerald, which was last year’s color of the year, this saturated hue is a rich jewel tone, but that doesn’t mean it’s only for fall and winter weddings. If you love bright colors then pair radiant orchid with teal or go simple and combine it with white for a fresh spring or summer palette!

Pantone sets color standards for commercial use by design industries. Pantone's pick for color of the year will certainly have a strong presence in fashion, beauty, home design and consumer products.

The color is very relevant for spring, but I think even going into next fall it can be very pretty. In ready-to-wear, Royal orchid color mixes beautifully with other tones like chocolate browns, and burgundy or Bordeaux makes for a deeper, richer tonal story.
As the experts predict, it will translate just as well into lip color and eye shadow, and in home furnishings. I would love it in velvet. It will certainly look so luxurious.

Experts believe all designers want everyone to have fun with their clothes and to enjoy what they are wearing, but there still needs to be a bit of practicality. Colors talk to the idea of optimism in fashion. The three most popular colors for spring 2014 are Dazzling Blue (the main blue shade featured on Facebook), Violet Tulip and Radiant Orchid. Rounding out the list, Celosia Orange, Freesia, Cayenne, Placid Blue, Paloma, Sand and Hemlock.

I think we will see purple furniture, pink poufs, fuchsia bedding frequently this year and perhaps Radiant Orchid gowns at this year's Oscars.
Jessica Pare in Royal Orchid colored Dress
So if there was ever a perfect time to buy orchids or sport the color, it is for this new year. personally I feel Royal Orchid is refreshing hue for home decor and interiors. Just paint a bland wall or dedicate a area rug for it, stairs or whatever space you have; Royal orchid is inviting and cosy. 
Image via : House Beautiful

By the way I wish all you readers and non readers a very happy new year 2014 ahead that will bring sense of prosperity and refreshing comparing to the past ones. Love, care, be happy.....and shine in your own inner light. :-)

1 comment:

  1. I love this color and I have so many dresses and accessories in this color. I am planning to get sari in this color too. Happy New Year :)