Move over, emerald. The color watchers at Pantone say the "It" color of 2014 is a pinky purple known as "radiant orchid." I have always loved the color as its regal, elegant, captivatingly bold and its hue is enchantingly rich. PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid is said to be an invitation to innovation, be it in interior design, fashion, and beauty, something that inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating kind of purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.
For interior design, liven up your spaces by eye catching decors, accent pieces or accessories. As adaptable as it is beautiful, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows. It will liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid re-energizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.
For fashion, Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones radiate on the skin, 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.
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.This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid’s exuberance also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails.
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