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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

[Style Diva] Color of the Year 2014

Near about three weeks, before we enter 2014, and few days ago, came the much awaited announcement from Pantone- the Color of the Year 2014. Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer. 

Every year, Pantone announces the Color of the year, which then becomes the sought after color in that year and most of the color trends- fashion, beauty, make up, interiors revolve around that color both in Spring and Fall.

Color of the Year 2013 was Emerald. We still have 3 weeks left in 2013, if you would like to know more about Emerald, read the posts here and here. To have a look at the previous years' Color of the Year-

Now, coming on to 2014, The color of the Year is (drum rolls) Radiant Orchid.... Expressive, exotic Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and warmth.
“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.”

Source: http://www.pantone.com

My Views on the Color of the Year 2014
An interesting and complex color, Radiant Orchid is also one of my favorites. For me this exotic color signifies luxury and confidence. It is a complex color to work around for combinations, but will be absolutely gorgeous if used well. I have always been fond of colors from this family. Apart from luxury, this for me is a color for romance, I would say matured romance, with a bit of mystery, a bit of luxury and ofcourse not too sweet like pinks and not too sexy like reds. Similar color also features in my company's Logo along with Silver Gray. I selected this combination for the luxury and elegance associated with it. You may check my website http://www.mirrorimageandstyle.com/
Looking forward to work around this color styling and make up...

What do you think about Radiant Orchid as the Color of the Year 2014? How would you like to use it?? Do leave a comment and share your thoughts.

Keep reading for more on Radiant Orchid in the New Year...

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