Color of 2014: Radiant Orchid

Every year Pantone picks a color of the year and the Color of 2014—Radiant Orchid—a pinkish and purple hue, is said to “emanate great joy, love and health.” This sounds like a perfect color to kick off the year. My first impression of this color was that it's very girly but combined with other colors, it works well for men and interiors. Here are some ideas on how to incorporate the color of the year in your life! Radiant Orchid for Fashion Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. If this color is too feminine for you, then use it as accent to your outfit.
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Antipodium Dress in Radiant Orchid

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Kate Spade Disco Pansy Necklace

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Jimmy Choo Shoes

Radiant Orchid for Beauty Radiant Orchid is a flattering shade for many hair, eye and skin tones and combines well with other colors for distinctive looks. If you want to go for a sexy and seductive look, consider pairing it with red. And for a flirty, feminine look try pairing it with its  sister shades of lavender, purple and pink. I especially love it on nails.
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Radiant Orchid Lips on the Spring 2014 Runway

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Radiant Orchid Nail Color

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Eye Shadow in Radiant Orchid

Radiant Orchid for Interiors The beautiful color works particularly well in interiors, whether you are painting your walls with it, have an accent chair in it, or are going for a full on monochromatic look. As adaptable as it is beautiful, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows. Likewise, the vibrant color is sure to liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid reenergizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.
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Monochromatic Look in Radiant Orchid

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Accent Wall and Accessories in Radiant Orchid

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Radiant Orchid with Turquoise

For More Inspiration, Check out my Radiant Orchid Pinterest Board.

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