Radiant Orchid: It's The Colour Of The Year, So It Might As Well Be The Colour Of The Week

The colour that "inspires great confidence and emanates great joy, love and health." Sure, that sounds nice!
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The colour that "inspires great confidence and emanates great joy, love and health." Sure, that sounds nice!

Fun fact: I used to work as an associate editor for a trend-forecasting company. One part of my job included sitting in on a Pantone colour group meeting, where colour experts from around the world discussed colour ideas and trends at great length. It was fascinating; I had no idea these types of meetings even existed and how much thought was put into colour.

I've never thought about it before, but this probably makes me a colour expert, so I hope you have been taking my Colour of the Week suggestions pretty seriously (not really).

From Pantone

Pantone

So in an admittedly late Pantone reference, it's only natural that the first Colour of the Week for 2014 would be Pantone's 2014 Colour of the Year, Radiant Orchid.

BUT YOU ALREADY DID LIGHT PURPLE!

Yes, but subtleties. 

Radiant Orchid is richer, warmer and tinged with more fuchsia. It is a "harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones…that inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm."

Pretty impressive for a colour right?

fancyface.ca, Pantone swatch, Max Mara

fancyface.ca, Pantone swatch, Max Mara

Scarlett Johansson, http://prettynpoppington.com

Scarlett Johansson, Eva Marcille

My picks for Radiant Orchid? Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Flash Dew Luminizer and Gazing Paint Liquid Liner look mighty tempting, but don't come out until March. What's a girl to do till them? I'm thinking OCC Lip Tar in Hoochie.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Flash Dew Luminizer and Gazing Paint Liquid Liner, OCC Lip Tar in Hoochie

Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid Flash Dew Luminizer and Gazing Paint Liquid Liner, OCC Lip Tar in Hoochie

Do colour trends affect you? Or in the wise words of Eric Cartman, "What-eva! What-eva! I do want I want!"