Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority, announced 12/05/13 PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the color of the year for 2014.
About the PANTONE Color of the Year
Officially known as Radiant Orchid, the tropical shade is a color-wheel contrast to green, said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, but it’s not the red that would have been a more obvious choice. “It’s a little different, it’s a little off the beaten path, and it’s not a primary color,” she explains. “It’s an invitation to innovation. The purple family offers (an) opportunity to do creative things.” Read more:
Manufacturers of all stripes tend to jump on the bandwagon and slap the year’s hot, new color on their products in an effort to punch up their line ups.
Keurig, for instance, plans to unveil its MINI Plus coffee maker in the color of radiant orchid in February 2014, according to spokeswoman Lizzie Manganiello.
For those who don’t know what radiant orchid is, Pantone describes it as a captivating, magical and enigmatic purple. So get ready to see store shelves stocked with everything from hot-pink kitchen appliances to lipstick and sneakers in the new year. Continue reading..
Even Cakes have the new “Radiant Orchid” color incorporated into their design!
For More About Color: “Color Choices That Choose”.