Since the year 2000, Pantone Color Institute has been designating a ‘Color of the Year’ to express in color what is taking place in the global marketplace. According to PANTONE, ‘Color of the Year’ is a reflection of what people are looking for, “It isn’t necessity, the hot fashion color of the moment” (although, I’ve seen it used in the fashion world mostly last year……think shades of Plum). PANTONE describes it as a color crossing all areas of design. It is an expression of mood and attitude.
The PCI team, led by executive director Leatrice Eiseman, ‘combs the world looking for future design and color influences’ —— Influences come from all over…..entertainment…..art…….emerging artists……travel……lifestyles…….playstyles, to name a few.
The Color for 2014??? PCI describes Radiant Orchid as captivating, magical and enchanting. It is an invitation to innovation, modern and versatile. Radiant Orchid ‘encourages creativity and originality’. With a harmony of fuschia, purple, and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid ‘inspires confidence and its rosy undertones emanate great joy, love, and health’.