In addition to their release of the Spring 2014 colors, Pantone Color Institute recently announced their much anticipated 2014 “Color of the Year”. The winner is: Radiant Orchid!
Wait, who exactly is Pantone? In the world of creative arts, graphic design, textiles, architecture and countless other designers, Pantone is the acclaimed expert on color. This North American company was responsible for the Pantone Matching System (PMS), a book of standardized color in a fan format, that is widely used in most graphic arts, digital technology, fashion, interior design, paint, plastics, and architectural markets. Pantone Color Institute is a unit within the company that forecasts trends, selects the Color of the Year each year and advises businesses on color choices. Pantone has been inspiring creative design professionals for over 50 years.
Radiant Orchid is a light purple that incorporates tones of pink, purple and fuchsia. According to Pantone Color Institute, “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.”
With this brilliant color, we’re reminded of the delightful (and flattering) uplighting used in many wedding venues we’ve had the pleasure of working in over the years. Radiant Orchid is also a color celebrated by several of our past wedding couples. Take a look at Melissa and Brian’s lovely wedding at The Old Mill for example. They incorporated this shade in the Maid of Honor’s gown and added complementary touches with the bridesmaids’ dresses and throughout the wedding event.
January 7th, 2014
by Kristi Chapman
in Tips & Ideas