This was a surprise to me. In the last ten years Pantone has not picked a purple shade, so this will be quite a change, not just in clothing, but also in products for the home and office. An orchid-colored coffee maker? I remember how proud I was of my avocado and harvest gold kitchen appliances in the 70’s!!!!!
Move over, emerald. The color watchers at Pantone say the “It” color of 2014 is a pinky purple known as “radiant orchid.” Expect to see the peppy shade on everything from cardigans to coffee makers next year. Vibrant and inviting …
via Pantones 2014 Color: Radiant Orchid – WSJ.com.