Thursday, December 5, 2013

Breaking News: 2014 Color of the Year

Drumroll please!! Unless you are a color geek like me you may have missed the big news from Pantone today that Radiant Orchid is the Color of the Year (COY) for 2014. I love purple and I love orchids so I'm pretty excited about this choice!

Radiant Orchid symbolizes renewal and is a creative color, according to Pantone, the global authority on color. It blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health. I can see why I fell for it right away when I saw the news this morning.

Each December a team at Pantone designates a COY for the following year. My friend and color guru Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, helps determine the color every year. She's featured in this segment on Bloomberg News this morning announcing the color.

You can see some fabulous images of this brilliant hue on Pantone's Color of the Year Pinterest board. Here are a few of my favorites, but be sure to check it out!

What do you think? Are you are fan or will it take you a while to warm up to it like it to me with Emerald this year? Either way, the COY is meant to inspire choices in home, fashion and design, and to get people talking about color. It sure inspires me!


  1. It was love as soon as I saw it, which surprised me as I'm not a big purple/pink fan. It's just so gorgeous and feels inspiring and energizing! I'm thinking of adding it to my website!

  2. Beautiful colour - couldn't wear the lipstick but love those shoes!