Carlstadt, N.J. -- Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global color authority, announced Pantone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid as the color of the year for 2014.
"While the 2013 color of the year, Pantone 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, 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."
Pantone advised that interior spaces can be spruced up by incorporating the eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories. Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows. The vibrant color also can liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe.