Pantone 2014 Colour of the Year

January 06, 2014
Pantone 2014 Colour of the Year

Perhaps 2013 Australian X Factor winner Dami Im’s rendition of the 1980’s Prince anthem “Purple Rain” peaked too soon!

As according to global experts Pantone Color Institute in the United States, 2014 will be the colour of Radiant Orchid, a pinkish purple tone, or to be more exact, Pantone 18 – 3224.

Set to replace 2013’s Emerald Green, Radiant Orchid is described by Pantone as “a captivating and enigmatic purple”.

When decorating with Radiant Orchid, or hues and tones in this family, it’s good to be mindful that this will add warmth and feminine elements to your space.

As such, if you do not want to achieve that in your design – think about introducing the colour in smaller amounts, helping to create a focal point for the interior.

By doing so, this also allows you versatility to make future on trend changes to the room without having to go through a major renovation each year.

Top Picks - Radiant Orchid Products

Several retailers on RenoExchange have some beautiful, Radiant Orchid tone products for sale.

Chandelierium, Purple Silk Clip On Lampshade

Purple Lamp Shade

Wallpaper Brokers, Jet Leaves Purple Wallpaper

Wallpaper Brokers Jet Leaves Purple Wallpaper

DBC Centre, Caesarstone Concetto Amethyst

Caesarstone Concetto Amethyst

Da Voluce Lighting Studio, SLAMP WOODY Suspension Pendant Light Purple

SLAMP WOODY Suspension Pendant Purples

Liquid Lighting & Design Pty Ltd, Replica Benjamin Hubert Spinning Pendant

Liquid Lighting Replica Benjamin Hubert Spinning

Murray's Interiors, Sanderson 50′s Collection Brackley Purple

Sanderson 50 s collection Brackley Purple

Previous Pantone Colours of the Year

For the past 14 years, Pantone’s team has scoured the globe looking for the colour of the year.

From major sporting events, new music videos, blockbuster movies, museum exhibitions, new technology, popular vacation destinations, hot products and even socio-economic situations are all things taken into consideration.

Interestingly, to be selected as the colour of the year the hue is not necessarily the "it" fashion colour, but is actually a tone that transcends multiple design disciplines and industries and expresses a mood that the general public and consumer can relate to.

Previous colours of the year have included:

PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid (2014)

Radiant Orchid

PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald (2013)

Emerald Green 2013

PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango (2012)

PANTONE 17 1463 Tangerine Tango  2012

PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle (2011)

PANTONE 18 2120 Honeysuckle  2011

PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise (2010)

PANTONE 15 5519 Turquoise  2010

PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa (2009)

PANTONE 14 0848 Mimosa  2009

PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)

PANTONE 18 3943 Blue Iris  2008

PANTONE 19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)

PANTONE 19 1557 Chili Pepper  2007

PANTONE 13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)

PANTONE 13 1106 Sand Dollar  2006

PANTONE 15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)

PANTONE 15 5217 Blue Turquoise  2005

PANTONE 17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)

PANTONE 17 1456 Tigerlily  2004

PANTONE 14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)

PANTONE 14 4811 Aqua Sky  2003

PANTONE 19-1664 True Red (2002)

PANTONE 19 1664 True Red  2002

PANTONE 17-2031 Fuchsia Rose (2001)

PANTONE 17 2031 Fuchsia Rose  2001

PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean (2000)

PANTONE 15 4020 Cerulean  2000