Radiant Orchid? Yes, It’s the 2014 Color of the Year


The Pantone company has announced that Radiant Orchid will be the color of the year for 2014.
According to their official release, the color of the year selection requires careful consideration and, to arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.
With that, Pantone suggests:

  • Radiant Orchid is said to be flattering on many skin tones.
  • Where Emerald was the 2013 color of the year and symbolized growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid is across the color wheel and designed to spark the imagination.
  • It pairs well with lavender, purple; complements olive and deeper hunter greens; and is beautiful with turquoise, teal and light yellow.
  • It livens up neutrals like grey, beige and taupe. 

The jury’s still out in our mind about how this color will translate into corporate design, but hey, we’re going to keep an open mind.
What do you think? Do you see Radiant Orchid fitting into your world in 2014?