Introducing the ‘It’ Color of 2014…

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health”

From Runway to “real way” get  all the details on this hot hue for 2014…

World-renowned color house Pantone has announced the “it” color of 2014: Radiant Orchid. Hot on the heels of 2013’s Emerald (lively, radiant and lush) and 2012’s Tangerine Tango (exotic and energetic), Radiant Orchid is hotly tipped to be the colour of fashion, beauty, accessories and interiors the world over next year, and it’s already making its way into the shops and onto the catwalks.


A soft and luxurious purple with pinky-rosy undertones that radiate on the skin, it’s a colour that’ll really get you glowing. You heard it here first, Sloanies.

And here’s what Pantone has to say about 2014’s colour to be seen in:

“A dazzling attention-getter, Radiant Orchid permeated the runways during the spring 2014 fashion shows and is already making its way onto the red carpet. Fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014… are incorporating Radiant Orchid into their spring collections and variations of this hue will carry into men’s and women’s clothing and accessories throughout next year.”


The Pantone Institute takes inspiration from the world over when seeking out the color of the year – checking out the shades and tones being worn and used in the entertainment industry, in fresh new art collections and in big cultural and sporting events that gain the world’s attention. Pantone don’t decide on the color of the year, they discover it.


And for all of us making New Year’s resolutions that involve making changes and achieving dreams, Radiant Orchid is a color that’ll inspire and encourage those creative vibes. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute, said that the color of 2014, Radiant Orchid, ‘encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.’

Hurrah for that! Time to hit the January sales..?

Sloanie Color Tip

Radiant Orchid is totally seductive with reds, purples and pinks, and pairs beautifully with turquoise, teals and light yellows. Go get ’em!


Our current Real Way favorite look:  As seen on ‘A Little Dash of Darling’


Previous PANTONE Colors of the Year:

PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald (2013)

PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango (2012)

PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle (2011)

PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise (2010)

PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa (2009)

PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)

PANTONE 19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)

PANTONE 13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)

PANTONE 15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)

PANTONE 17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)

PANTONE 14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)

PANTONE 19-1664 True Red (2002)

PANTONE 17-2031 Fuchsia Rose (2001)

PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean (2000)

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