Radiant Orchid was deemed 2014’s Color of the Year by Pantone and we have to say, they got it spot on. A blend of fuchsia, pinks and purples, the lovely shade feels soft without being totally girly. This gorgeous hue of purple has been making its way into the latest fashion trends, accessories, and even beauty products. Check out our inspiration gallery and read on to see all the ways you can include a little Orchid to your look this season!
Wardrobe: Orchid pairs well with creamy whites, blacks and grays, as well as anything bright in the purple/pinks family and shades of peach and pastel. The color is surprisingly versatile -- you’ll find it in everything from cozy knit cardigans and sleek shift dresses to bold patterned pants and retro tops. No doubt, it’s an easy way to add a more feminine color to your wardrobe without the going all out with a color like bubblegum pink.
Accessories: Metal tones like gold and silver are perfect accents to this lush color tone. Look for zipper detailing, chains, buckles and more for a look that screams rock ‘n’ roll romantic. As for jewelry, enamel necklaces and amethyst stones, while not newcomers to the scene, add an instant pop of purple to any outfit. Chictopia shop has more fun orchid-colored accessories like this adorable polka dot bow tie and these fabulous chevron print heels.
Beauty: Embrace the orchid trend in your beauty routine too! Pretty eyeshadows and liners give the right balance of sultry and chic. Purple toned lipsticks like Revlon's ColorBurst matte balm in “Shameless” offer a way to vamp up daily your makeup routine without stepping too far away from your comfort zone. Last, but certainly not least, we’re loving this dazzling collection of Radiant Orchid-inspired nail polishes from Zoya.
Are you ready to embrace this year’s hottest color? Share your thoughts in the comments below.