Builder's Corner: Say Hello to Radiant Orchid

2013-12-07T10:15:00Z Builder's Corner: Say Hello to Radiant OrchidMichelle Krueger Times Correspondent
December 07, 2013 10:15 am  • 

One part cultural indicator, one part marketing forecast, the color experts at Pantone, poll designers and brands each year about the colors they’re featuring. For 2014, the company has bestowed the distinction of Color of the Year on what is known as shade 18-3224 in its database - Radiant Orchid.

“While the 2013 color of the year, Pantone 17-5641 Emerald Green, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman explained. “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.”

Look for Radiant Orchid to infiltrate fashion and beauty items, including nail and lip color, as well as home furnishings and paint – it’s already being added to the Pantone Universe Paint Collection available at Lowe’s.

According to Pantone, Radiant Orchid is complementary to olive and deeper hunter greens plus turquoise, teal and light yellows.

Previous Pantone Colors of the Year:

2013 Emerald

2012 Tangerine Tango

2011 Honeysuckle

2010 Turquoise

2009 Mimosa

2008 Blue Iris

2007 Chili Pepper

2006 Sand Dollar

2005 Blue Turquoise

2004 Tigerlily

2003 Aqua Sky

2002 True Red

2001 Fuchsia Rose

2000 Cerulean

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