Color Me Purple: Pantone® Announces 2014 Color of the Year

Fashion + Home Smart Color Swatch Card - Radiant OrchidPantone® – the global color authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries – has announced it Color of the Year for 2014. In the New Year, Emerald Green (PANTONE 17-5641)  – Color of the Year 2013 – will make way for a delightful shade of purple dubbed Radiant Orchid (PANTONE 18-3224).

“While the 2013 color of the year, 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® in a recent press release. “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.”

Although Pantone serves a number of industries – such as fashion and beauty – we in the home design sector look forward to the company’s announcement of Color of the Year each December. Use of color is a major element of the work we do, and the focus on one particular color creates excitement and fosters inspiration. According to the Color of the Year announcement release, the selection process requires careful consideration and, to arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color 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 color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.

Use of Radiant Orchid in interior design can help “spruce up interior spaces by incorporating this eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories. As adaptable as it is beautiful, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows. Likewise, the vibrant color is sure to liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid reenergizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.”

At Highlight Homes, we welcome the opportunity to help you incorporate Radiant Orchid into your upcoming home renovation. To schedule a no obligation consultation with our design-build team, call 678-873-9234, e-mail, or fill out our convenient online contact form. To learn more about Highlight Homes and the services we provide throughout the Metro Atlanta area, please visit us online at

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Color Me Purple: Pantone® Announces 2014 Color of the Year