Pantone Announces Color the Year for 2014

Pantone color of the year 2014

Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute® has chosen a “Color of the Year” that reflects what’s going on in the world of design – “a color crossing all areas of design which is an expression of a mood, an attitude, on the part of the consumers.” And the color designated for 2014 is …


Drumroll, please …

Radiant Orchid!


According to Pantone, “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.” (That’s PANTONE® 18-3224 for you color geeks.)

Check out the all of the Colors of the Year since 2013 in our new infographic. Which one is your favorite – and what do you think of the choice for 2014?


Pantone Color of the Year 2014 - Radiant Orchid

Hannah Kwan

Hannah Kwan

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