Step right up to the Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. “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.” Love the message of optimism. “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.”
What we love about this year’s color is its flexibility and wearability. You can pop it a bit, like the Nanette Lepore dress and Manolo Pumps, or take it down a notch to a more subtle intensity of the Moncler Vest. And it plays equally well North, South, East and West. Whatever your direction, we will let the color speak for itself. “Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. A dazzling attention-getter.”
1. Nanette Lepore On My Mind Bow-Front Dress $278 / 2. Oscar de la Renta Chandelier Crystal Earrings $465 / 3. Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick $34 / 4. Autumn Cashmere Cashmere Half-Sleeve Peplum Top $178 ON SALE / 5. Manolo Blahnik Tayler Bicolor Suede d’Orsay $735 / 6. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Ultra Violet $21 / 7. Manolo Blahnik Natuk Peep-Toe Pump $1195 / 8. Oscar de la Renta Chandelier Crystal Necklace $885 / 9. Moncler Zip-Front Puffer Vest $525 / 10. Hunter Rain Boots – Original Tall Gloss $140 / 11. Cosabella Never Say Never Hottie Hotpants $34 / 12. Tod’s Penny Keeper Moccasin $425
How does Panetone Choose Color of the Year?
To select the color, Pantone combs the world looking for color influences.This can include the entertainment industry and films 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.