Pantone has named Radiant Orchid the Color of the Year for 2014. Emerald was last year's color of the year. Pantone describes its Pantone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid as a "aptivating, magical, enigmatic purple." Pantone says Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan, Juicy Couture and Yoana Baraschi are some of the designers incorporating the color into their Spring 2014 collections.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, says in a statement, "An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today's society.
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."