Move over Emerald, here comes the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid!
The Pantone people describe the shade (PANTONE® 18-3224) as a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, adding: “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.”
If you already swathed your walls in a sea of green, you needn't worry. Pantone promises Radiant Orchid complements olive and deep hunter greens, and also pairs well with turquoise, teal, and even light yellows. It also livens up neutrals and looks bold and regal with red. Anyway you use it, the lovely, exotic, floral-inspired hue will have us all dreaming in violet for months to come. And radiant anything sounds pretty great right now.