Monday, January 13, 2014

Pantone 2014 Color of the Year

2013 was emerald and Pantone has declared 2014 the year of "Radiant Orchid."

Steven does purple velvet with a bow.
Good thing it's a nice, lush color and not the color of Barney the dinosaur. 

Personally when it comes to purples I'm more of a deeper purple, eggplant kind of girl, but especially with spring coming up (rumor has it all this snow will eventually go away) it's the perfect color for spring. 

Best of all it's a great color for shoes. Adding a purple (or radiant orchid) shoe to almost any ensemble is the perfect way to bring in that pop of color. It's also a popular color in all those florals that show up each print, so adding a floral shoe will automatically put you right into the Pantone pallet and make sure you're rocking the color of the year. 

Get a little edgy with Iron Fist.
Of course it remains to be seen how this shade is actually pulled into fashion this year by designers, but I hope that we see quite a bit of it. It's a great color that looks amazing on women (and men) with a variety of skin tones, hair colors, eye colors. In fact, I can't think of anyone that orchid wouldn't look just amazing on. So keep an eye out and pick up this color when it s available. It's a great a addition to any wardrobe. 

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