You Look Radiant, My Dear

4 Y ears ago by

Is the bitter winter weather wearing you down? Never fear, 2014’s Color of the Year is perfectly designed to warm your frozen fingers and toes, while leaving your insides all tingly. Radiant Orchid is its name, and this hue – a little fuchsia, a little lavender, some might say a wee bit mauve – is a charming and accessible combination of every vibrant pink and purple you’ve seen lately on the red carpet or on runways.Radiant OrchidWhere does Radiant Orchid come from? The Color of Year is carefully chosen and named by Pantone®, which has long provided the color standards relied upon by professional designers worldwide. Pantone has been handing out this title since 2000, and every year their selections influence the colors you see when shopping for fashion and home décor. Remember Tangerine Tango in 2012? Blue Iris in 2008? What about Sand Dollar in 2006?

As soon as this Spring, you’ll be seeing plenty of Radiant Orchid shirts, belts, lipsticks and coffee makers in stores. But, there’s no need to wait to indulge in a little pinky-purple fun yourself. Take a look at these Color of the Year projects, available on our website right now.

Radiant Orchid Projects Clockwise from top left: Radiant Orchid Birdhouse; Pantons® Pirouette™ Cowl; Floral & Lace Apothecary Jar; Tulle & Lace Wreath; Caron® Simply Soft® Crochet Flower Garland.

Or, take a look in our stores, where orchid-y colors abound.

Radiant Orchid Products

For more Radiant Orchid projects and products, check out our Pinterest page for Color of the Year. Happy Pinning!


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  • Carol Riels

    This is my year. Any purple tone is my favorite color! I LOVE radiant orchid and will be right in style this year! Woooo hoooo!