Pantone Has Announced 2014’s Color Of The Year: Radiant Orchid

The Pantone Color Institute™ designates year after year a color that is to resonate around the world the following year. This color doesn’t necessarily represent the new trend in the world of fashion although it can often have a big influence. It’s a color that captures inside it everything that’s taking place on a global level and it’s a reflection of what the people need, an attitude.

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Radiant Orchid

For 2014 Pantone chose Radiant Orchid as the color of the year. It’s a modern and vibrant color which combined purple, fuchsia and pink undertones and has a very joyful presence.

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Bold shades such as the ones included in the 2014 Pantone palette are perfect for modern decors

The pallets for spring 2014 also include a variety of other beautiful shades. There’s a very beautiful balance between the light colors or pastels and the vibrant colors. In between them there’s a series of neutrals which serve as a bridge between the two contrasting categories.

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What’s wonderful about these colors is that they mix nicely but they also stand out on their own
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Two or more vibrant colors are difficult to mix and yet sometimes it all works out
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This combination of grey and plum is very beautiful and perfect for a modern kitchen
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A stunning combination of pastels and dynamic shades with neutral in between
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Purple and gray is a popular color combination and it looks great mixed with white
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Another great example of balanced colors featuring neutrals, pastels and bold accents
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Great contrasts can also be created by using just a hint of vibrant color on a simple background
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Pink and yellow are both stubborn colors and yet they can look beautiful together
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This play on different shades of purple is just marvelous and very artistic

These are colors that can mix and combine very beautifully but which, at the same time, stand out on their own and this makes them very versatile. The palette chosen for spring 2014 includes colors such as Placid Blue, Violet Tulip, Hemlock, Sand, Paloma, Cayenne, Celosia Orange and dazzling Blue but the star is, of course, Radiant Orchid, a bold but also delicate color which mixes wonderfully with pastels and also looks vibrant on its own.

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