Pantone has just announced its 2014 Color of the Year:
It’s called Radiant Orchid – and Pantone describes it as an “expressive, creative and embracing purple” that embodies love, joy, and health.
This color is a blend of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones.
I created seven fun color schemes for Radiant Orchid, to help you come up with ways to use this Color of the Year in your jewelry designs if you wish.
In each of these color schemes, Radiant Orchid is at the far left.
Bright Color Scheme:
These saturated versions of green, blue, and fuchsia bring out the softer character of this orchid.
Neutral Color Scheme:
Two pleasant tints of khaki plus a purplish gray make a nice backdrop that keeps orchid as the main attraction.
Rich Color Scheme:
Radiant Orchid works as a pastel accent in the company of these deep, rich shades.
Bold, Vibrant Color Scheme:
Although the black and neons radiate a lot of power, the orchid can still hold its own with them.
Soft, Misty Color Scheme:
Here Radiant Orchid works well with the palette of a misty seascape.
Sunny Color Scheme:
Although I think of orchid as a cool color, it makes a good companion for the warm sunshine yellows here.
Fresh Color Scheme:
Radiant Orchid is a perfect color for Springtime palettes and floral designs.
Thoughts on the
2014 color of the year
Personally, I like it.
It’s a color I can wear – and as you can see above, it works well with a variety of other colors.
What are your thoughts on Radiant Orchid?
Are you likely to use it in your jewelry (or would you design jewelry to go with clothes in that color)?
Do you have a favorite of the palettes I put together above?
(My favorite is the Sunny Color Scheme.)