Sunday, 15 December 2013

Colour of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

Fashion, Colour of the Year 2014, Pantone, Radiant Orchid
Necklace: Asos, Nail Polish: Illamasqua, Handbag: Furla, Coat: Topshop,
Flower Crown: Asos, Sunglasses: Quay Eyeware, Shoes: Topshop

Every year it's a guessing game: Which colour will be chosen as colour of the year by Pantone? In 2013 Emerald had it's big appearance and now the secret is revealed, that 2014 will be the year of Radiant Orchid.

Radiant Orchid is a mixture of purple, fuchsia and pink. According to Pantone it's "an invitation to innovation and encourages expanded creativity and originality". Further they say that the rosy undertone of the colour produces a healthy glow when it is worn.

Despite the promising statements from Pantone, The Guardian doesn't approve with Radiant Orchid as a good choice at all. They say it's 30 years too late and describe the shade as middle-aged, just fit for people who are into Prince's shirts or Cyndi Lauper's lipstick.

I collected a few fashion items here, which are in Radiant Orchid or come pretty close to it. Confession: I don't care about The Guardian's opinion. Right now I imagine myself wearing that radiant (orchid) coat together with the holographic shoes and the Furla bag, walking through a snowy landscape and singing "Purple Rain". And yes: Why not with a purple lipstick, just like Cyndi? Long live the 80s!

Are you with me or without me when it comes to Radiant Orchid?

12 comments :

  1. i love this colour ^^ especially on those shoes
    x<3

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    1. Yesyes the shoes! I am so so tempted I can tell you :-D

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    1. With you 100% I loooove this colour and everything you have found in it :) xx

      Www.jessica-chelsey.blogspot.co.uk

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    2. Thank you very much my dear <3 Pastel Sisters <3

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  3. I'm with you, I love this happy colour :)) I will take all of these things, the shoes are wonderful, I do believe I need these :))) Have a wonderful new week my dear, Christmas is so soon :)))) <3 xx

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    1. I knew you would love it my dearest Kizzy. I wish you a wonderful week too, so exciting that it's almost Christmas. xxx

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    2. Yes, we are very similar my sweet :) I saw your comment, do try the shows again, took me a few tries to get into them & I usually stop after one episode that I don't like, haha! It can be slow, but they are getting better, so I'll keep going. It is sad that my favourites are either on break or finished for good. But, The Paradise was my favourite, I was so pleased with everything!! And I agree, a good show is perfect when staying in on cold days & we are going to have many more of them to come!! Have a gorgeous day my sweet doll <3 xxxxx

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  4. Wow! I love these colour! I have a hat and sweater of that
    I really liked your blog, you have a style that I love *.* You have a new follower.
    Stop by my blog might find some interesting things, I make handmade accessories I hope you like ;)

    Have a nice day!!

    http://sweetsecret-piluka.blogspot.com.es/

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  5. I'm with you lovely! I love this color! Pinks and Purples are my colors that I look best in. I'm just about in love with everything on your post...tres sublime. I really need to get myself a flower crown...hmmm, I still have a GC to ASOS...I'm putting it on my list!! :D

    - Gina
    Margarita Bloom: Retro Beauty & Skincare
    http://margaritabloom-glamourville.blogspot.com

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