Color Love : Radiant Orchid

Pantone Color of the Year, Pantone Color of the Year Radiant Orchid
What can I say about Pantone's color of the year Radiant Orchid that hasn't already been said before. Pantone describes this vibrant hue as "an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones" that "inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health". Based on this description alone, I feel like I need an infusion of this color into my life. I also happen to think it's quite pretty especially when slightly muted. What are your thoughts on this color? Would you wear it or use it in your home?


44 comments

The Dainty Dolls House said...

These are fantastic, love the bag, dress and glasses and nail polish too, so pretty!! I hope you have a great day doll xx

Emmylou said...

I really do love this colour, much more than last year's for sure, and am dying to have it added to my closet. That dress will do:D

Lilli said...

Hi Rowena! Im so in love with this color, think will wear is a lot especially in spring. Not only on my mak up, but also on clothes. Would like to grab those dress and sweater, they are so cute! Is a color that makes me feel quiet and also in a very girlie mood :) Kisses dear, have a lovely Wed! xo

Stacey said...

I'm not sure if I would sport Radiant Orchard in terms of clothes, but I definitely see myself wearing some of the makeup. Already have my eyes on that Illamasqua polish!

Ivana said...

I really love this vibrant hue: it screams spring to me, and I can see myself sporting an eyeshadow, a handbag or even a skirt in this color. As for my home, I'm not sure it would work with my current color palette, but I guess a photo frame wouldn't hurt :) I really love it!

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Jackie Harrison said...

The color itself its amazing great post bring the spring into my computer.
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Anonymous said...

At first I wasn't very happy with this color as color of the year, but it's starting to grow on me! This is a beautiful collage.

MaysaAndSunshine said...

I don't have that color in my closet at all but definitely want at least one in that color. I normally dont follow trend but this color is too hard to resist. It reminds me of symbolic color of Thai Airways and Thai orchids too..

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love this year's color - it is fun, bright, and elegant! That dress is simply sweet!
I love your fonts and collage layout btw, do you use photoshop to create your collages?

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Adam said...

great shade of purple

Coco said...

In my view Pantone couldn't have chosen a better colour for 2014. I love it and I would wear it every day!
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Oh to Be a Muse said...

Obviously, I think this color is perfect for nail polishes and lipsticks, but it also looks fab in that Cambridge satchel!

Jessica (Coco/Mingo) said...

Really gorgeous picks, Rowena!! As much as Iove radiant orchid as a color, I honestly don't think that the color would look good on me :) BUT, my little sister loves purple and this color is right up her alley, so these are all great gift ideas!

Dina Bella said...

great color to add…

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FASHION TALES said...

I really like this colour, especially in makeup. I would not mind any of these great selections. /Madison:)

Beautetude said...

Great post hun. I think just became my favorite color ever.
xoxo
Beautetude

Alicia Mackin said...

Yes this IS the color of the moment. And LOVE the Nina Ricci dress but of course I would it is almost two grand. Haha making fashion/fashion week available to the masses is what some people have a problem with, but things change. You either have to go with the flow or get out of the way.

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Lenya said...

Gorgeous color isn't it?!! Thx for the follow, following back on GFC #565
xox
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Paola Lauretano said...

I love this color.... amazing selection Rowena!!!!!
Kisses darling!!!

Sylvia @ WorldTasting said...

i am in love with this color! =) great selection!!!

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Manhattan Image and Style said...

What a beautiful color!! So feminine!! <3

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lunenfant said...

Very pretty! Thanks for posting

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oooooooooooooooo you have me wanting to run out and buy some and I usually don't do anything remotely close to purple.

jeanine said...

I like the color but I can't see myself wearing it. I do agree it looks better when it's muted.

Mary Jo said...

I feel like I've been working in radiant orchid for months (new stuff that isn't out yet) and it's nice to finally see some of it surfacing--I knew it would :) Such a pretty collection you put together Rowena!

xo Mary Jo

Diana Ashuayem said...

This color screams Spring!!..lol love it.
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Lena L said...

I love the color itself, but I find it is not an easy shade to pull off in real life. I still want lipsticks and eyeshadows in this color, though! ;D

Leslie said...

Such a beautiful color! I love all your picks Rowena. The dress, shoes, bag.. and the polish:) Perfect! It makes me think I need to go do a little shopping! Hope your week is going well! xxleslie

Kim Alston said...

it's such a gorgeous color. i love your entire board rowena! some REALLY cute items!
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Emma Henderson said...

Such a pretty selection Rowena - love the sweater!

getcarriedaway said...

a wonderful color and great choices!
happy day!

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Sarah Rizaga said...

ohh i love the color so much its so pleasing in the eyes. And i adore the dress, sunnies, shoes and bag.

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Nicky mywishstyle said...

the rayban sunnies are very pretty and the other selected products too!

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Jane said...

it's such a beautiful color!

Pilar Bernal Maya said...

I love that colour
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Love and Ace said...

I LOVE this color so much more than last years - it's so pretty, feminine and chic! These picks are great - that crossbody bag is gorgeous! xx Kat


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nancy @ adore to adorn said...

I adore the color itself. Purple is my favorite color so any shade really makes me happy. I don't actually own many purple items though. I would probably incorporate the color into my house before my wardrobe first. I just don't think the actual color is flattering ON ME. haha (sad face)
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Maru said...

I'm in love with this color! My favorite I think is the nail polish, perfect for spring!

Mindy Fan said...

This color is so pretty! I love it more than last years color .. probably because Ilove pink and purple hehe!
I agree with you that when orchid is muted, it is really pretty!

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Sam said...

Ohhh..Must have that satchel bag, so cute! I am actually more intrigued by the makeup in this colour over the clothes, theres something so unique about it and I think it would suit all skin tones. Happy End of the Week!

Rosemary Nardone said...

fabulous color and if u are scared of doing a piece of clothing, you can always do the nail polish or handbag
What a gorgeous post!!

Nnenna said...

You know, I'm not sure how I feel about this color! I do love that nail polish though. I'll wear almost any color on my nails!

Matthew Pike said...

Not a colour I'd wear myself but looks really fresh.

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(Anna) la mode said...

Ooh, yeah I've been seeing this color more and more. I love it!! I a huge fan of pinks and purples, so this is my perfect color. I definitely need to add more to my wardrobe. I love the idea of wearing it more muted as well. This would be gorgeous worn as makeup or nail polish too. Such a perfect pop of color for spring! : )

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