Pantone 2014 Color of the Year: RADIANT ORCHID

Heather Dunhill rounds up some of her favorite local fashion finds in Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid.

By Heather Dunhill December 20, 2013

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If you haven’t heard, Pantone–the global authority on color–recently announced it’s 2014 Color of the Year:  Radiant Orchid. After their annual survey with the designers behind New York Fashion Week and beyond, Pantone unanimously agreed upon this surprisingly vibrant color that will easily pair with the pastels we saw all over the spring runways.

And, according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, the color of 2014 is “an invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.” She continues, “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.”

With that in mind, I took the liberty of rounding up a few items locally, and one Internet find, that you can easily add into your wardrobe to stay on trend…

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One-of-a-kind Jemma Wynne Tanzanite necklace at June Simmons Jewelry at The Met. Price upon request.[/caption]

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Annabel Ingall Isabella tote bag, available for spring in gorgeous Radiant Orchid. Unlined rich pebble leather with an interior zip pocket and top closure in two sizes: Large at $424 and medium at $398. Available at both Lotus locations.[/caption]

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Chambray oxford shirt, a Fresh Produce classic.100 percent cotton, this oh-so comfortable button up is a timeless wardrobe staple in an on-trend color. $54[/caption]

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Master nail artist Tom Tolliver of Nuovo Salon Group perfectly paired this Zoya color (Perrie) to Pantone's Color of the Year. In fact, Sarasotan Linda DesMarais donned the New Year hue the first week it was announced! I love an early adopter...[/caption]

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A limited edition, this Manduka PRO mat is available in 71" and 85" lengths for a little extra room for your 2014 downward dog., $100[/caption]




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Leave it to Heidi Klum to be spot-on  when it comes to color with her New Balance collab gear called HKNB. Mesh tank, $45; capri, $75; and sneakers, $110. In stores February 1, 2014--can be found at New Balance Sarasota and New Balance University Park.[/caption]

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“Exor” in iris nubuck from Arche–one of Reasons' best-selling styles. Handmade in France with a natural latex sole with soft and supple nubuck upper. $345[/caption]

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