Pantone 2014 Colour of the Year Radiant Orchid

Trends chop and change just like the weather and keeping up with them is quite the challenge. But thanks to Pantone, we can always count on a special colour to keep us feeling trendy in more ways than just fashion and beauty.

When Pantone announced that the long anticipated colour of the year for 2014 would be none other than the stunning Radiant Orchid, we could not wait to seek out the many different ways in which this captivating, magical, enigmatic purple could be incorporated into our lives. We certainly had a field day with Emerald, Pantone’s colour of the year in 2013, which made its splash for being associated with sophistication and luxury. Nevertheless, Radiant Orchid proves to have just as much vibrancy and versatility as it reaches all facets of the design, fashion and beauty world one hue of purple at a time.

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So once again, how did the Pantone team come to choose Radiant Orchid as the hottest colour of the year? Leatrice Eiseman, exeutive director of the Pantone Color Institute, shares her reasoning:

An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society. An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.

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I’m sure some of you are wondering how to incorporate this colour into your personal look and wardrobe. Well here we have gathered various products showing you just how easy it is to join the Radiant Orchid trend.

Radiant Orchid for Beauty

A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones.

Nails

Nail polish is one of the greatest ways to add a splash of colour to any ensemble and Radiant Orchid is sure to liven things up, especially paired against neutral colours such as grey, beige or taupe. I have chosen 5 different shades of Radiant Orchid that truly capture the essence of what it has to offer.

Radiant Orchid: The Light Shades

Radiant Orchid: The Light Shades

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  • Max Factor – Max Effect Mini in Diva Violet
  • Bio Sculpture – Nail Polish in Lilac Lullaby
  • Manicare – Glamnails Nail Art Pen 3-in-1
Radiant Orchid: The Dark Shades

Radiant Orchid: The Dark Shades

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Eyes

I personally love the soft and subtle uniqueness of these shades in their ability to enhance any eye colour, but if you have green or blue eyes you will notice something very special about how these hues will make them pop. These eyeshadows can be used as an eyeliner too, not necessarily on your entire eyelid.

Radiant Orchid Eyeshadows

Radiant Orchid Eyeshadows

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Lips

Because this colour incorporates multiple hues of lavender, purple and pink undertones, it easily creates beautiful lip colour that adds a softness to the face. I have chosen these shades to show you the difference between the cool and warm tones of Radiant Orchid to help you decide on which shade you prefer the most.

Radiant Orchid Lips

Radiant Orchid Lips

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Body

It’s understandable that sometimes there are certain colors that some people can’t pull off or just don’t want to try out. These products show off the beauty of Radiant Orchid in their gorgeous packaging and the great part is that you can own a piece of Pantone color of the year without having to find a way for it to suit your skin tone or hair color.

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Fashion

Radiant Orchid Fashion Accessories

Radiant Orchid Fashion Accessories

Who doesn’t want a piece of the hottest colour on this year’s runway? The items featured here are the perfect accessories to compliment any outfit:

Pantone have most recently announced a collaboration with Ice Watch to release a collection in trademark Pantone colours. Also, Juicy Couture and BCBGMAXAZARIA, amongst other well-known fashion designers, reveal that Radiant Orchid has a prominent role in their Spring collections. You too can get in on the action and make use of this multifaceted hue with clothing, accessories, jewelry and more.

Pantone Universe Ice Watch

Pantone Universe Ice Watch

What are your thoughts about Pantone’s Colour Of The Year for 2014, Radiant Orchid? Would you wear or use any of these products? What other Radiant Orchid products have caught your eye this season?
Let me know by commenting below!

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