Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year

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And the winner is…. (drum roll, please!)

RADIANT ORCHID!

Yup, as many of you readers suspected (clever, clever design-lovers that you are!), a pinkish shade of purple has bested the crowd favorite, Indigo (a.k.a. Dazzling Blue), for the honors of being forecast as next year’s hottest hue.

The folks at Pantone describe it as a a “captivating, magical, enigmatic purple.” (Yes. Really. They said that.) Here’s what else they have to say:

“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

“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.

The 2014 supporting cast:

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Must know more? Check out their video HERE.

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