Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Trendy Tuesday – Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Every year, Pantone, the ultimate authority on color, dictates color trends for each season as well as the color of the year, which influences our choices in fashion, beauty, home decorating and more! For 2014, their trendy pick is Radiant Orchid!

Described by Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, Radiant Orchid is “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.”

Spring 2014 RTW - Temperley London, Lanvin, Max Mara, Missoni, DKNY
Purple is a magical color. It is the color of royalty, and Radiant Orchid does have its charm, but it’s not always the easiest color to wear. Just because it’s the trendiest color of the year, also doesn’t mean you have to wear it from head to toe! Sometimes the best way to wear color is by accessorizing! Use it as that one splash of color against an otherwise neutral background. In fashion, that can be a great handbag, a fabulous shoe or even your phone case! For beauty it can be an eye shadow, a bold lip or a simple manicure. For the home, you can accessorize with a beautiful scented candle, some accent pillows or a fun counter top appliance.  

Here are some options on how you and your whole family can incorporate this trendy color of the year into your world!

14 Radiant Orchid items for 2014

1. Harold And The Purple Crayon: 50th Anniversary Edition by Crockett Johnson, Chapters Indigo, $7.59
2. Despicable Me 2 - Purple Minion Plush, Toys RUs, $49.99
3. Lillebaby Original Baby Carrier, Well.ca, $124.99
4.  Essie Nail Colour – Playdate, Well.ca, $10
5. Women's Floral-Print Chiffon Maxi Dresses, OldNavy, $42.94
6. Perry Ellis Solid Weave Tie, The Bay, $50.00
7. Under Armour, Mesh 6 Boxerjock Boxer Briefs, The Bay, $24.99
8. Keurig MINI Plus in Radiant Orchid, Keurig.ca, available first week of February.
9. Jubilee Fine Fragranced Plum Orchid Candle, Lamps Plus, $24.91
10. Marc Jacobs Beauty, Style Eye-Con No.3 - Plush Shadow,  The Punk, Sephora, $50
11. Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick, Sephora, $22 (Complete ten-piece capsule collection including eyeshadow, nail polish, liquid liner and more, available March 2014)
12. Converse® Women's 'All-Star' Purple Cactus High-Top Canvas Sneaker, Sears Canada, $64
13. Tm! 14 inch Sock Monkey - Purple Argyle, Toys RUs, $14.99
14. Marc by Marc Jacobs Dreamy Logo Neoprene 15" Computer Case, Shopbop, $75.36

So what do you think of Pantone’s choice for color of the year? Do you think you will follow this trend and try incorporating Radiant Orchid into your closet, cosmetics bag or home? 

Photos via: Pantone, Style.com