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Radiant Orchid Named Pantone Color of the Year for 2014

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The powerhouse of Color, Pantone, announced Radiant Orchid as the color of the year for 2014.

In a December 2013 press release, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, described Radiant Orchid as “An invitation to innovation" that "encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

Interestingly, 2014 is a Number Seven year in numerology, which is also associated with the color purple and its variations. If you have a 7 in your address, it would be fun to plant some purple flowers in your garden. You could nurture a dendrobian orchid or a basket arrangement of purple and violet African violets if you are limited to indoor space.

We see a lot of purple shades at this time of year when pansies and snapdragons are a bright spot of color in an otherwise dreary landscape. In the garden, shades of purple and orchid create a calm, meditative space and make a lovely daytime backdrop to a moon garden.



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