Pantone’s Official Colour of 2014 Revealed

It’s that time again when Pantone Inc., the authority in colour, releases their official Colour of the Year. After December 31st, 2013’s colouur, Emerald, will be out and it will officially be the year of Radiant Orchid.

The Pantone Colour Institute has been designating a colour of the year since 2000, and they base their choice on a variety of factors. Inspiration for the colour of the year has been known to include entertainment, upcoming films, art, emerging artists, travel destinations, lifestyles, new textures, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.

This year’s Radiant Orchid is described as magical and confidence inspiring. The purple hue encourages creativity and innovation and has a unique charm that pulls you in.

Purple is great for every skin tone and will add an unexpected pop of colour to your makeup repertoire. Try adding a Radiant Orchid eye shadow, or go a little more adventurous with a lip colour. This shade of purple will bring out your creative side, and give your look a whimsical vibe. The pink and fuschia undertones are great for every eye colour and can be tweaked for a more subtle look or layered for splash of drama.

If you want to start a little smaller, try a Radiant Orchid nail polish to compliment any outfit.

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