Pantone Color of the Year 2014 | Radiant Orchid 18-3224

Have you heard the news? Pantone has announced it's Color of the Year for 2014! And it sure is a beauty! Radiant Orchid will be the color of the year for 2014! And they couldn't have picked a prettier hue! I of course have to point out that last year I actually chose this shade as my 'Top Color for Weddings in 2012.' And so that means I'm entitled to some sort of bragging rights, am I right? In any case, it's so exciting to see that what's trending in the world of wedding colors is actually influencing what's hot for color on a larger level.

I've long admired this shade for obvious reasons. It's a romantic color at heart, but there is so much intensity behind it. It's vibrant, it's elegant, and it's surely a color that I'd love to see used in more weddings come 2014! Because what's not to love?

So what do you think? Are you feeling inspired? Goodness. I sure am. I swear this has been one of my favorite colors for a couple of years now. And so that's why I'm so happy to see that it made the top of the list! It's like a color lovers dream come true. And well, I just can't wait to see all of the fabulous things people will do with it this year. Whether it be for your wedding, a gorgeous bedroom makeover or even something as simple as your wardrobe! 

One thing is for sure... Radiant Orchid is sure to make a splash. What colors do I like to see paired with a purple as pretty as this? I suggest pairing this vibrant shade with colors like light gray, antique gold, navy blue or even shades of pretty pink. I suggest mixing it up! I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. 

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Chrissy Arpie Ott

Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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11 Comments " Pantone Color of the Year 2014 | Radiant Orchid 18-3224 "

Sara Burnett

Loving this color!

Stephanie (Fab You Bliss)

This is exciting. I can't wait to see all the inspiration with this color!


Love your palette–can't wait to see how you use this gorgeous color in the coming months!

Erika {Borrowed&Bleu} December 05, 2013

This is such a pretty color!

Elizabeth December 05, 2013

I love this color and the palett you have created is gorgeous!

Sarah Thompson

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Such a stunning color! So excited to see brides use this.

Tracey Koehn

Hello .. I need some help, i am far far from creative and I am a visual person, I need to SEE it before. My wedding dress is Ivory with gold underlay and my MOH dress is a chocolate. We are having a country wedding in texas in October and we really don't have the colors that go with that season out here so I am in need of help picking colors for the dresses, the guys OMG for all of it. ANY suggestions would help.
Thank you

saundra hadley, yo!

My signature color! So happy!

Melissa May 22, 2014

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