How To Get Pantone’s New Color of 2014 Into Your Life

It’s time to bring our brains into 2014!  With the Winter Olympics, Fall runway shows and Kimye’s wedding on the horizon, we can’t help but be excited for the fun that’s sure to come.  And you know what makes it even better?  The fact that we can surround ourselves with Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s IT color of 2014!

The previous palettes for Pantone sat on the bold side of the spectrum  (last year was Emerald, and in 2012 it was Tangerine), but this year’s hue has hints of warmth that soften the shade without sacrificing any of it’s notice-me-now characteristics.  The color authority company describes it as “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones” that “inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.”  And don’t get stuck thinking the tint of Phalaenopsis is limited to wedding flowers and bridesmaid dresses.  We’ve rounded up 6 unexpected ways to sneak the electricified color into your life.

Your Guide to Wearing Radiant Orchid, A.K.A. Pantone Color of the Year 2014

BETWEEN THE SHEETS How To Get Pantones New Color of 2014 Into Your Life

Between the sheets, $17, deborahlippmann.com

If you’re hesistant on this whole purple thing, start small by leting your nails say it all.

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BoutiqueDeBandeaux Headband in Acai Purple, $25, Etsy

Ready to take it up a notch?  A pretty hair accessory is a lovely way to brighten the day.