Pantone has announced their Color of the Year for 2014, and it’s getting a mixed response so far. A vibrant color with pink, purple, and fuschia undertones, Radiant Orchid (also known as Pantone 18-3224) follows Emerald Green, Tangerine Tango, and Honeysuckle as the color authority’s hottest hue. According to Pantone, the color complements olive and deeper hunter greens, works well with turquoise, teal, and light yellows, and can be used to liven-up neutrals. They suggest designers incorporate the purple in paint, accent pieces, and accessories.
Below are some new accessories, furnishings, and building products that are using the hue in some way. I have to say that I’m a fan — though a little goes a long way. What do you think?
All images courtesy of the manufacturer. Collage created by Rita Catinella Orrell.