The 2014 Color of Year as been announced by Pantone and the winner is Radiant Orchid. “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,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. Expect to see various shades of this hue in men’s and women’s clothing and accessories throughout next year.
Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones bring out skin’s radiance, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. A dazzling attention-getter, Radiant Orchid permeated the runways during the spring 2014 fashion shows and is already making its way onto the red carpet. Here are some of our picks to add to your wardrobe.
A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it look healthier and more energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair and eye colors and skin tones. For a seductive combination, pair it with red or its sister: shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options.
By Abby Hoeffner | Makeup photography by JB Larson Photography