Pantone just announced the Color of the Year for 2014, and it’s . . . pinky purple. I mean Radiant Orchid, or speaking technically: PANTONE 18-3224. I’m broken-hearted, because Emerald (the 2013 color) and I are getting along famously and I don’t want to break up just yet. I don’t love Radiant Orchid.
I must sound like a serious Scrooge, because the Pantone people claim that 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.” And I am all about joy, love and health!
I don’t take this whole color of the year thing too seriously, as I wear a small color palette and can always find something I like. And I shop frequently at thrift and consignments stores, so I am buying the Colors of Years Gone By.
But does this mean my favorite shops and online catalogs will be brimming with purpled-pink for the next twelve moths? Sheets, coffee cups, iPad holders, rain boots? Eye shadow, cars, lamps, and curtains? Shudder.
Here are some small ways I might play with the newly annointed color:
|Awesome socks. Source.|
|All kinds of fab nail colors.|
|A whisper of Radiant Orchid on a great pair of specs. Source.|
|Gorgeous vintage brooch. Source.|
What’s your reaction to Radiant Orchid? Does it make you feel radiant?
Visible Monday is on its “off” week this week, so we can recharge and refresh, and splash our faces. ☺ We’ll be back on Monday, December 16th (actually, the Sunday evening