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Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority, has set PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the color of the year for 2014.

PANTONE Colour of the Year 2014 18-3224

For the Colour of the Year, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for colour influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact colour, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.
For more than a decade, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design and this year is bound to be the same.

“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

Here is Radiant Orchid shot by Simon Barnes and styled by Lisa Clarke in our photographic studios earlier this year.

Simon Barnes photographs Radiant Orchid syled by Lisa Clarke

For more on the colour of the year, read the Press Release or connect with Pantone on FacebookTwitter,Pinterest and Instagram and the Pantone Blog.

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