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The Many Faces of Purple

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Pantone the global authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, has announced Radiant Orchid as 2014 color of the year. It was refreshing to see this beautiful shade of purple being incorporated into the spring collection of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories throughout the shopping mall.

“Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasing valued in today’s society”, stated executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, of the Pantone Institute of Color.
A beautiful blend of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid, is a versatile shade that will enliven beauty, fashion and interiors. Radiant Orchid spruces up interior spaces, accent pieces and accessories.

According to Pantone, Radiant Orchid is a multifaceted hue that is seductive when combined with red and goes well with shades of lavender, purple and pink. As beautiful as adaptive, Radiant Orchid provides an assortment of eye shadows, eyeliners, lipsticks, blush and nail options.
In addition to, Radiant Orchid being the color of the year, this powerful purple has a busy schedule with celebrating The 30th Anniversary of the release of the sixth studio album Purple Rain, Prince & The Revolution on June 25, 2014.

Purple Personality

Purple is one of the three secondary colors, a combination of red and blue, it is neither warm nor cool. The color purple has a lot of personality; it represents royalty, luxury, power, mystery, compassion, spirituality, creativity, imagination, peace and good judgment.

Purple Beauty

For woman of color with cool undertones, purple is flattering to the eyes, adding just the right amount of pop, and zest to the skin. Purple, uplifts, calms and encourages creativity and good health, an all-inclusive color, which complements any skin tone, and is an awesome color for day or night.

Purple Spa

Jet Purple facials are a royal treatment in Singapore. This purple treatment is made from purple orchid extract, which has polyphenols, which assist in slowing down aging process and polysaccharides, which help to smooth fine lines and sooth skin. The Jet Purple facial offers deep cleansing of dead skin cells and light exfoliation, and an added benefit of lymphatic drainage. According to Jet Concepts, regular Jet Purple facials will result in the stimulation of collagen, brighter skin, an even skin tone and less wrinkles.

In conclusion, those of us struggling with the blahs and blues of this extremely difficult winter grab a purple pillow or scarf and embrace this expressive color, which offers the perfect mixture of energy, imagination and magical warmth.

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