Pantone's color of the year, aptly titled "Radiant Orchid", has been announced and is currently in full swing!
In case any of you missed the news, the color experts had this to say when asked about why this pick of the color wheel stood out:
"While the 2013 color of the year, Pantone 17-5641 Emerald, served as symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination...[Radiant Orchid is] 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"
And how was this color chosen?
According to Leatrice Eisman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, since purple and pink hues have started to become more prevalent within the fashion and entertainment industry, it's no wonder that orchid, a harmonic melding of the two shades would become one of the top choices for the worldwide color experts
With the wedding season upon us and the weather changes turning an early spring soiree' into a winter wonderland, this COTY is the perfect fit, with the ability to be dressed up for an upbeat event or down for an elegant affair, we predict that this color will easily sweep the nation this year.
What do you think about Pantone's color choice? Would you have gone with a different hue, shade or color altogether? Let us know your thoughts, after all, this color will be the trend of the year!!