How to Wear the 2014 Color of the Year!

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Registered: 07-05-2005
How to Wear the 2014 Color of the Year!
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Mon, 12-09-2013 - 8:05am

Purple will reign in 2014, according to Pantone's color-trend prediction, which places 'Radiant Orchid' at the top of the list for the new year. Add a little to your wardrobe with these pretty picks -- under $50 a pop!

Here’s How to Wear Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year...for Under $50: http://www.ivillage.com/pantone-color-year-2014-orchid-clothes/5-a-554774

I really love this color.  What do you think about it?  Will you be adding a bit of purple to your wardrobe in the coming year?

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Tue, 12-10-2013 - 1:07pm

I looked at the iVillage article, and none of the clothes shown are in the color that Pantone is calling Radiant Orchid! It has a lot more pink in it than those clothes. http://www.pantone.com/pages/index.aspx?pg=21131 I would call that shade Lavender but then I was the kid that obsessed over arranging the big box of crayons LOL.

As for wearing Radiant Orchid, I already have a couple of things in colors very close to that, so yes I will be wearing it sometimes. My favorite color is one that I would call "soft orchid", you would add a lot of white to Radiant Orchid to make it lighter, and maybe a bit more pink. Its very hard to find clothes in my color but I keep looking---maybe this year my color will show up as a variation of Radiant Orchid.

Had you ever heard of Color of the Year before? It was all over the media last week. Apparently Pantone has been "decree-ing" one for several years but this is the first time I've heard of it. 

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 7:24am

Yes, I have heard of the color of the year before.  Last year it was emerald and the year before it was tangerine. It does seem to be something that has gained popularity in the last few years though!

2013 color of the year- http://www.ivillage.com/emerald-everything/5-b-510004

2012 color of the year- http://www.ivillage.com/pantone-tangerine-tango-mug/5-b-431768

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Tue, 04-15-2014 - 3:48am

Purple is so elegant! I love purple color