Pantone, an X-Rite company has announced that the ‘colour of the year’ for plastics and manufacturing is Pantone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid. “While the 2013 colour of the year, Pantone 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the colour wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour 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.”
According to Pantone, Radiant Orchid has featured heavily in major fashion shows recently and is already making its way onto the red carpet. Fashion designers featured in the Pantone Fashion Colour 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, claims the group.