Palettes to go With Pantone's 2014 Color: Radiant Orchid / by Kate England

A seductive palette to go With Pantone's 2014 Color: Radiant Orchid

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.
— Pantone
Radiant Orchid. Pantone's Colour of the Year 2014

Radiant Orchid. Pantone's Colour of the Year 2014

Radiant Orchid

Pantone have just revealed their colour of the year for 2014. It's this rosy lilac or purple with a dash of red and it's called Radiant Orchid. 

The HTML value or hex code for Radiant Orchid is B163A3 and you can find more colour formulas and guides on Pantone's web site. 

 

A Seductive Palette and a Contrasting Palette

I put together two colour palettes to go with Pantone's 2014 Color: Radiant Orchid. First a seductive palette with red, lavender, purple and pink. Then a more contrasted palette combining Radiant Orchid with olive,  hunter green, teal and light yellow.

An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.
— Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®

Orchid Forest. 

Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.
— Pantone