The new color of the year was announced by Pantone on December 5 to be Radiant Orchid!
“A beautiful blend of 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.” Read Press Release
This gorgeous new color excites me for 3 reasons. 1 because Pantone made a marvelous choice. 2 because I like making accurate trend reports, and I said to myself a few days before the reveal “I have a feeling the Pantone Color of the Year is going to be something purple-pinky.” And most importantly, 3 because these colors are beautiful and I can’t wait to accessorize with them.
You will observe that I prefer a deep magenta and soft lilac, but I think the Radiant Orchid does well in encompassing the whole purple toned spectrum. I have rounded up some of my favorite products, fashion, decor, and photos inspired by Radiant Orchid on my Pinterest, you can view them here on my Pinterest board, Pantone Color of the Year! (and don’t forget to follow it) 😉
I would also like to give a special shout out to Scarves.com who sells radiant orchid headbands (shown in “The Chelsea” above). Here are 3 reasons why I love them (since I’m on a number kick). 1 You can wear these stretchy headbands like 50 different ways: click here or on image above to find out how! 2 The orchid is a terrific color that also looks good on everyone. 3 because they are only $5! That’s so cheap! Click here to shop it!