Say hello to Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s color of the year for 2014. Those not familiar with phalaenopsis may wonder: What, exactly, is Radiant Orchid?
In the company’s annual announcement, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, described the hue as “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones” that “inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.”
At one point in time, Radiant Orchid would have been considered strictly feminine as women have more typically used it in fashion and cosmetics. However, in recent years, we have seen more usage of this color for men in sportswear, men’s ties, striping’s in shirts and even in sneakers by Converse.

I think couples getting married this year will use it on their cakes, subtle hints and accents in decor and most definitely on bridesmaids. I would love to see a pop on the guys too…maybe a unique bow tie or some argyle socks.  And obviously in bouquets, this orchid is a summer flower but I can almost guarantee brides shelling out top dollar to get them spring & fall as well.
We cannot wait to see how brides & grooms both incorporate this amazing color into their decor and flowers and cakes and fashion!  Bring it on!

Best wishes & happy planning ~
Melissa Fife
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