The Color of 2014

Happy New Year!!

I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid.


I felt slightly let down when I read this, because I felt like we all really needed to call it what it was… Purple.

Okay, pink-ish purple. Last year’s Emerald was just so majestic! However, after reading Pantone’s long description/reason of why they’re trying to make Radiant Orchid happen, I perked up at the idea of the color of 2014. Radiant Orchid.. It does have a sort of ring to it.

Pantone describes Radiant Orchid as a color that “blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.”

I mean, how can you not love Radiant Orchid after that?!

I searched high and low, all of the internets, to put together a shopping list of my favorite Radiant Orchid finds.


Badgley Mischka Strapless Ruffle Cocktail Dress


Essie Splash of Grenadine


Boden Eliza Top


Tres Chic S.A.R.T.O.R.I.A.L. A-Line Skirt

orchid7Tights For Every Occasion


Dolce Vita Devon

How do you plan on wearing Radiant Orchid this year?



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