The announcement of the Pantone Institute's chosen "Color of the Year" is greeted by the public at large with mild interest and a bit of amusement, but in the worlds of fashion, home decorating, and retail, it's pretty big news. And from the looks of this particular pretty big news, it looks like we will be seeing quite a bit of this fuschia-tinted-purply-pink in the next few months, because the anointed shade is Pantone #18-3224TCX, better known as Radiant Orchid!
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Los Angeles Times
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Excerpt: "Emerald green is so 2013. Say hello to Radiant Orchid, Pantone's color of the year for 2014.
Those not familiar with phalaenopsis may wonder: What, exactly, is Radiant Orchid?
In the company's annual announcement, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, described the hue as 'an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones' that 'inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.'
How much weight do these Pantone predictions carry?
At the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York last spring, Emerald -- Pantone's color of the year for 2013 -- could be found seemingly everywhere: Bernhardt furniture, acoustic wall textiles, Ikea velvet sofas."