We’ve seen it on the red carpet, but now the soft shade is officially the color of the year — and you don’t have to wait for spring to show it off! SHOP our seven picks if you can’t wait to rock it.
While emerald still seems to be all the rage, it’s time to welcome in the new Pantone Color of The Year — radiant orchid! The soft, muted hue is a noticeable change of pace compared to it’s predecessors, but we’re excited to welcome the pretty purple! Every December, Pantone ushers in the new color — and that means you can expect to see it on practically every item on store racks and shelves. From nail polishes to purses, the color is definitely going to have a major moment — but you don’t have to wait for 2014 to try it out!
Pantone Color Of The Year 2014 — Radiant Orchid:
Although purple hasn’t had a Pantone moment in a while, we aren’t totally surprised by the pick — after all, we spotted it on both the red carpet and the Spring 2014 runways, with Lady Gaga most recently showing it off on the AMAs red carpet when she wore a Versace ensemble that’s so similar to the one she’s sporting in the brand’s Spring 2014 campaign.
Get The Pantone Color Of The Year:
While at first glance the hue screams bridesmaid dress, it actually is all the rage for spring, with so many designers incorporating it into their collections — but that doesn’t mean you can’t rock it in the winter and fall! With fuschia, purple, and pink undertones there’s so many ways to sport the shade. For fall or winter, a muted version on a tote, coat, or dress is the way to go. If you aren’t a fan of the hue we recommend easing into the look with accessories that can dress up your basic staples and add a pop of color to your look. You also can rely on a pretty tint for your lips and cheeks to showcase the shade — and that you can wear all year long!
For spring and summer, you can really embrace the shade in so many ways. A floral, radiant orchid retro swimsuit screams chic, as does a breezy summer dress or a pair of statement sandals.
Come 2014, the shade shall be everywhere — but until then, you can start wearing it with these picks!
SHOP Radiant Orchid Picks:
ModCloth Zoom Bisou Top In Zigzag, $39.99
Benefit Lollitint Candy-Orchid Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain, $30
COACH LEGACY TURNLOCK TOTE IN PEBBLED LEATHER, $298
HALLAM by ShoeDazzle, $23.97
Michael Michael Kors Cat’s Eye Sunglasses, $99
Henri Bendel Bendel Rocks Skinny Bangle, $128
Free People Super Baggies, $49.95