Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid

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Pantonen's 2014 Color of the Year, 18-3224 Radiant Orchid (courtesy Pantone)

Pantonen’s 2014 Color of the Year, 18-3224 Radiant Orchid (courtesy Pantone)

De facto color authority Pantone announced the 2014 Color of the Year is 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a shade of purple with undertones of pink and fuchsia. The Color of Year is determined through popular culture and socio-economic research. The institute recommends Radiant Orchid for interiors as the anchor color, as well as accents and detailing.

Pantone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid (courtesy Pantone)

Pantone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid (courtesy Pantone)

“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a statement. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

To learn more visit pantone.com.

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