Radiant Orchid is the Color of the Year 2014
Expressive and exotic Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and warmth. It is a captivating, magical, and enigmatic purple. The color is an invitation to innovation that intrigues the eyes to spark human imagination for expanded creativity and originality.
Pantone Color Institute, Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman has said that the color of the year for 2014 is “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.”
For centuries purple was the least found color in nature, so rare in fact, scientists believe that our pre-historic ancestors probably never saw a purple fruit, bird, fish or any living thing because purple is very, very rare in nature. It takes 12,000 shellfish to extract 1.5 grams of pure purple dye which is barely enough to dye a garment the size of a toga. That is why long ago, only emperors and privileged individuals are the only ones who can wear the color purple. Purple symbolizes nobility and luxury to most civilizations around the world. Science has also revealed that purple is the most powerful visible wavelength of electromagnetic energy. Perhaps it is the reason why purple is associated with supernatural energy and aura.
Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones, if used for Fashion and Beauty radiates on the skin producing a healthy glow both to men and women. Those who wear it feel healthier and energetic. It is a modern and surprisingly versatile shade. It is a dazzling attention-getter. It blends both cool and warm undertones. It can be seductive and flattering at the same time. Radiant Orchid permeated the fashion world when fashion designers Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan, Juicy Couture and Yoana Baraschi incorporated Radiant Orchid into their spring collections for men and women.
Various business, the entertainment industry, hot new artists, popular travel destinations public relations are sure to maximize Pantone Color’s Radiant Orchid’s luck for 2014! There’s no harm after all in trying the colors of nobles and kings and supernatural energy for luck and prosperity!
Article written by Gilbert Dadia