Last week, Pantone announced the 2014 Color of the Year as Radiant Orchid. Pantone is describing it as modern, versatile, and will “inspire confidence,” and we’re already seeing it on the runway and in design. The forecast describes the color as a compliment to greens, turquoise, yellows, and neutrals.
The color orchid itself is a variant of a rich reddish-purple, named after the flower. According to Wikipedia, the “first recorded use of orchid as a color name in English was in 1915″- and we’ll be hearing it a lot in the next year.