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2014 Pantone Color of the Year-Radiant Orchid

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Pantone, today announced Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the color of the year for 2014. “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.”

A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones.

This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid’s exuberance also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails.

So I went through my stash to see what I have that falls into the Radiant Orchid family. Here are a few: 

Top Row L to R: Essie Splash of Grenadine, Barielle High Marks Purple, 2nd Row L to R: China Glaze Electra Magenta, Zoya Mason
Top Row L to R: NYX Purple, Sally Hansen Cherry, Cherry, Bang, Bang 2nd Row L to R: China Glaxe Get Outta My Space, Orly Pink Pixel

Top Row L to R: Orly Beautiful Diaster, Wet n Wild Through the Grapevine
2nd Row L to R: Sinful Colors Fig, Essie Big Spender

Are you as excited as I am about this color choice? A close second to my love of Blue nail polishes, pink and purple are next in line. So I look forward to the shades of Radiant Orchid next year.  What are some of your favorite shades that fall into the Radiant Orchid color family?

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