Pantone names Colour of the Year 2014

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Published:  December 6, 2013
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Pantone has published its ‘Colour of the Year’ prediction for 2014. It has forecast Radiant Orchid, its vibrant hue of pastel purple, as the colour set to dominate packaging, graphic design, product and interior design over the coming 12 months.

 

“An enchanting harmony of fushcia, 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,” is how Pantone describes its 2014 colour favourite.

Radiant Orchid offers “an invitation to innovation” and encourages “expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society,” says Pantone.

Pantone’s past colour winners have included:

  • PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald (2013)
  • PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango (2012)
  • PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle (2011)
  • PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise (2010)
  • PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa (2009)
  • PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)
  • PANTONE 19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)
  • PANTONE 13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)
  • PANTONE 15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)
  • PANTONE 17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)
  • PANTONE 14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)
  • PANTONE 19-1664 True Red (2002)
  • PANTONE 17-2031 Fuchsia Rose (2001)
  • PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean (2000)

Explore the world of Pantone’s Radiant Orchid here

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