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Pantone’s color of 2014: Radiant Orchid

Pantone has named its 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid.

The shade of purple serves as an “invitation to innovation” and encourages creativity and originality, according to Pantone’s website.

Radiant Orchid is an “enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones … [it] inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

Pantone recommends that Radiant Orchid be used in interior spaces as an eye-catching shade in paint, accent pieces and accessories. The shade complements olive and hunter greens, as well as turquoise, teal and even light yellows.

Likewise, the vibrant color can liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid re-energizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.

For more information about Pantone’s Color of the Year, visit www.pantone.com.

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