Pantone’s Color of the Year – Radiant Orchid

Blog-Header-Image-Color-of-the-YearAnnounced on December 5, 2013, Pantone revealed the color of the year for 2014: PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid. Pantone stated: Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.

“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society. An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, 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.”

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And, we couldn’t be more thrilled to join in on the fun! It’s a vibrant and exciting change from last year’s Emerald Green color of 2013. You’ll probably see this Radiant Orchid pop up in all kinds of areas of events, weddings, parties and celebrations for the remainder of the year. Bring more to your table this year by incorporating Chameleon Chairs with deep purple velvet chair covers, the Purple Metallic Moss Chargers, the Purple Chiavari Chair, Purple Chair Cushions, Purple Linens, and more!

Silver Fanfare with Deep Purple Velvet Cushion

This color will inspire event planners, caterers, venues and brides from around the country to decorate and enhance their events. Chairs, flowers, tables, drape, gowns, food, flooring, decor and so much more will catch your eye as you attend events this winter, spring and fall. This Purple Metallic Moss Charger is the perfect decorative 12-inch plate to add that pop of purple to your table top for your wedding or event.

Purple Metallic Moss Charger

We have lots of Purple Chiavari Chairs that will fit right in to your Radiant Orchid color scheme this year. Choose this chair with any color chair pad, or choose another color chair and add a purple chair pad for a different look while still incorporating purple into your event.

Purple Chiavari Chair 1

Did you know that Chiavari Chairs and Chameleon Chairs are available with tie-on or velcro pads, and Crystal Napoleon Chairs are available with tie-on pads only? This is to give you as many color and style options as possible. We have 42 chair cushion options available for these chairs, so feel free to mix and match chairs and cushions.

Purple Chair Pad 1

Lilac and Purple linens come in all shapes and sizes to fit any table for your event. Add all purple, all lilac or mix and match different colors for different looks in your reception, gala or event hall. Remember that floor length or lap length linens change the look of a room for a softer look.

Purple Solid Linen

Purple linens, blue napkins and hints of purple florals can capture your guests’ attention.

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Add purple lighting to a room to change the ambiance.

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Radiant Orchid linens, gold chiavari chairs and soft lighting.

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Soft purple-pink lighting under a tent can change the look of your wedding reception.

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Keep white and silver dishes with silver flatware and add your Radiant Orchid hints of color in your napkins, signature drinks and centerpieces.

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Don’t be afraid to add purple into your furniture pairings, too. Carpeting, accent pillows and even the furniture itself can be all shades of purple to incorporate that gorgeous Radiant Orchid color.

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