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It's Radiant Orchid for 2014

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Wanna know what color you'll be sick of by this time next year? Pantone, the global authority on everything hue-related, just announced PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid as the color of 2014.

I'm personally not a huge purple fan (except during Laker games) but it'll be nice to see less emerald shades around town.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, describes the color choice. “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.”

Radiant Ordchid meets Beauty.

The color Radiant Orchid is said to give the complexion a healthy glow. Somewhere between lavender and purple, Radiant Orchid is a blend of cool and warm undertones, so it should be universally flattering.

For those feeling bold, the color plays well against shades of orange and red. For the less adventurous, pair it up with pinks and other shades of purple.

When wearing it on the lips, keep eyes soft or smoky and cheeks pearly. Let the orchid be your primary pop of color.

Here's to joy, love and health in 2014!

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