“Radiant Orchid” ~ Pantone #18-3224

Why? “It’s a color that encourages us to innovate,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute which chooses the color each year. “It’s in the purple family… it’s complex, which intrigues people…”

The symbolism of purple is that it’s magical, draws you in and enhances creativity. Not pink, not blue, purple is unique — and wearing it will imbue you with a sense of uniqueness. Magical? Maybe. Purple definitely has a beguiling charm within its range of hues.

“The captivating, magical and enchanting Radiant Orchid. An invitation to innovation, modern and versatile Radiant Orchid encourages creativity and originality. Imbued with a harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and its rosy undertones emanate great joy, love and health.”

2014 Pantone Color of the Year

The moods of Radiant Orchid

Keep your eyes open for purple on the web, and on the rack of your favorite shop! Read more about Radiant Orchid and see past colors of the year here…

Here’s Leatrice herself speaking about Radiant Orchid (refresh the page if you don’t see a video below)…