Yes friends, it’s time of year again! Pantone has released the 2014 Colour of the Year.
Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.
Thoughts? To tell the truth, this hue will have to grow on me. While I was instantly captivated by Tangerine Tango (2012) and Emerald (2013), I’m finding Radiant Orchid a bit “soft”. Yes, it’s feminine and romantic, but as a paint on my bedroom walls? Too pretty. Not interesting enough.
Anyhoo, a new colour of the year is an instant excuse to rock the trend. And what better way than on your nails? You just know I can’t resist a good nail polish roundup!
Top Row, L – R: Illamasqua, Velocity; Formula X for Sephora, At Your Own Risk; Alessandro, Pink Orchid; China Glaze, Put a Bow on It; OPI, A Grape Fit
Middle Row, L – R: Color Club, Ms. Socialite; OPI, Anti-Bleak; ORLY, Plum Noir; NCLA, Laurel Canyon Lolita
Bottom Row, L – R: ZOYA, Paige; Sally Hansen, Plum Power; Butter London, Queen Vic; Spa Ritual, Heliotrope; China Glaze, Drawn to You
Do you love Pantone’s choice for Colour of the Year? Are you tickled purple over Radiant Orchid?