2014's Color of Year: 'Radiant Orchid'

Pantone predicts pinky-purple will be the go-to color for 2014
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2013 9:31 AM CST
2014's Color of Year: 'Radiant Orchid'
This photo provided by Pantone shows the Radiant Orchid color swatch.   (AP Photo/Pantone)

The reign of emerald green is at long last over: Pantone has chosen 2014's color of the year, and it's what most would call a pinkish purple. Pantone, however, labels it "radiant orchid," and the Wall Street Journal reports that you'll soon see the shade—which graced the fashion runways in collections from Prada, Chanel, and Dior—splashed on just about everything, including a Keurig coffee maker. "Women who follow fashion want to be wearing the color of the moment," says the fashion director of Neiman Marcus. "Truly, pink is the color." (More Pantone stories.)

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