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Pantone Color of the Year : Radiant Orchid

Posted on December 19th, 2013 by RDIAdmin | Comments: Comments Off on Pantone Color of the Year : Radiant Orchid

Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2014: PANTONE 18-3224 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,” […]

Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2014: PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid
Expressive, exotic Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and warmth.

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“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.”

Radiant Orchid for Fashion
Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. A dazzling attention-getter, Radiant Orchid permeated the runways during the spring 2014 fashion shows and is already making its way onto the red carpet. Fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014, including Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan, Juicy Couture and Yoana Baraschi, are incorporating Radiant Orchid into their spring collections and variations of this hue will carry into men’s and women’s clothing and accessories throughout next year.

Radiant Orchid for Beauty
A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones.

This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid’s exuberance also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails.

Radiant Orchid for Interiors
Spruce up interior spaces by incorporating this eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories. As adaptable as it is beautiful, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows.
Likewise, the vibrant color is sure to liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid reenergizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.

(via Pantone: http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/pantone.aspx?pg=21128&ca=10)


Pantone Color of the Year 2013

Posted on December 31st, 2012 by RDIAdmin | Comments: Comments Off on Pantone Color of the Year 2013

  Goodbye, tangerine tango.  Hello, emerald green. This year Pantone has selected emerald as the Color of the Year for 2013.  A lively, radiant, lush green, expect to see shades of emerald trending in home decor, fashion, beauty and product design. “Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any […]

 

Goodbye, tangerine tango.  Hello, emerald green.

This year Pantone has selected emerald as the Color of the Year for 2013.  A lively, radiant, lush green, expect to see shades of emerald trending in home decor, fashion, beauty and product design.

“Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.  “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate.  Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world.  This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”

Retailers and designers are already embracing emerald.  In February, JCPenney will debut emerald tone bedding, accessories, pillows and towels.  Sephora will follow with a limited edition 2013 Color of the Year beauty collection, featuring emerald eye shadow, nail polish and accessories in March.

From stylish shoes and dramatic draperies to bold furniture and funky accessories, some emerald inspiration for the new year.

Are you excited about emerald?


 

 


Prepping for Spring

Posted on March 15th, 2012 by RDIAdmin | Comments: Comments Off on Prepping for Spring

I love Indiana right now.  Mostly because it is March 14th and it’s 80 degrees outside (this never happens).  Usually it is still cold, gray, and totally depressing this time of year.  But not today, tomorrow, or the next day.  It is warm and lovely.  It’s the kind of weather that makes you want to […]

I love Indiana right now.  Mostly because it is March 14th and it’s 80 degrees outside (this never happens).  Usually it is still cold, gray, and totally depressing this time of year.  But not today, tomorrow, or the next day.  It is warm and lovely.  It’s the kind of weather that makes you want to throw all your dreary winter turtleneck sweaters in a plastic bin and shove it in a closet.  It is the kind of weather that makes you hungry for color; on your clothes, on your walls, and in your life!

And what beautiful colors are out there! Just look at the last two choices for color of the year. PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle for 2011 and PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango for 2012.  Do you think the country needed a little bad economy pick me up? Tangerine Tango offers “the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward” according to Pantone’s statement.

So now is a good time to think about a great new wall color for your office or your house. Go on.   It’s just paint.  It’s cheap, impactful, and relatively non committal.  If you decide that Tangerine Tango is not your color, you can easily switch to the 2013’s color of the year….whatever that may be.  Oh, and same goes for pillows.  God created them because they are inexpensive, fun, and an easy way to liven up your surroundings.

Life is short.  Live a little and color your world.