Color Of The Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

Radiant orchid
                Radiant Orchid was declared the color of the year by Pantone. Pantone is a color institute located in Carlstadt, New Jersey. When Pantone declares the color of the year, designers, manufacturers, and furniture makers, just have to go with the flow.While fashion designers can easily predict the color of the year by identifying what color is  selling more than others,   Pantone creates the original color and provides the formula to different companies. This year's color (18-3224) is a combination of blue, red, and a little bit of black. According to Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone's executive director, Radiant Orchid is a captivating purple: A color that takes away your attention from other things around you.

purple flowers
Snapped from my local grocery store
  • A few facts about purple

    • Purple ( a combination between red and blue) is one of the rare colors in nature.
    • Purple became available to the masses in 1856. It was reserved for royalty and the church before then. 
    • Violet is its own color, with its own place in the color spectrum. It was identified by Isaac Newton in 1672.

    Are you a big fan of this color trend? 
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Nerline Germain is an auntie, sister, wife and mother. My passion for writing led me to create this little space. I mostly write beauty related articles, but this is also a lifestyle blog. My goal is to share my experiences with you. Hopefully you will learn from my mistakes:-) Contact: chicfromhair2toe@gmail.com. .


  1. I am definitely a big fan and I'm looking forward to adding more pieces into my wardrobe this year.
    It's such a rich, calming color.

  2. I have a love-hate relationship with this color - I don't really like it but it suits my skin type really well, so I end up wearing it anyway :D
    Dolce Kisses ♥


    1. If it goes with your skin, I guest that's all you need.

  3. It is a pretty color, loved reading tour fun facts also.

  4. Love, love, love this color!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Happy wed darling!!!!!!

  5. I think it is a beautiful color. what an interesting story behind the chosen colors of the year. So cool.


  6. I definitely love this colour trend, it is such a bold but elegant colour.

  7. Great post dear! Yeah I am a big fan, I am a sucker for everything pinkish, though.

  8. Not my colour but could be the colour of the yr ;)

    x Lori

  9. Love this color, will be great for spring.