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"Radiant Orchid" is Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year


Pantone, the global authority on all things color, has announced PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the color of the year for 2014.
"While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "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."
The color of the year selection requires careful consideration and, to arrive at the selection, Pantone combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.
For more than a decade, Pantone's Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.
Past colors include:
2013 Emerald (PANTONE 17-5641)
2012 Tangerine Tango (PANTONE 17-1463)
2011 Honeysuckle (PANTONE 18-2120)
2010 Turquoise (PANTONE 15-5519)
2009 Mimosa (PANTONE 14-0848)
2008 Blue Iris (PANTONE 18-3943)
2007 Chili Pepper (PANTONE 19-1557)
2006 Sand Dollar (PANTONE 13-1106)
2005 Blue Turquoise (PANTONE 15-5217)
2004 Tigerlily (PANTONE 17-1456)
2003 Aqua Sky (PANTONE 14-4811)
2002 True Red (PANTONE 19-1664)
2001 Fuchsia Rose (PANTONE 17-20310
2000 Cerulean  (PANTONE 15-4020)