Pantone recently announced their 2014 Color of the Year, and it is (drum roll please!)…
Here’s what Pantone had to say about this perfect shade of pinky purple:
“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.”
Lucky for you, Pantone made the announcement just in time for Christmas, which means you can get on-trend, orchid-colored gifts for all the trendsetters in your life. Ready to start shopping? Here are my favorite gift ideas, all radiating magical warmth, joy, love and health with a lovely shade of Radiant Orchid.
For the Home
Add another dimension to any room with powerful accents in 2014’s best color.
Add the subtlest touch of radiant orchid to any room with this gorgeous-yet-simple frame from tashascreation. Cute, right?
$16.86 on Etsy.com
These lace-patterned coasters from Anthropologie are sure to brighten any tabletop. Mix and match with five cheerful colors or buy them all in the color of the year!
$6.00 on Anthropologie.com
This unique, hanging votive holder from Urban Outfitters is the perfect way to cast a soft, orchid-colored glow on any room.
$10 from UrbanOutfitters.com
For the Guys
For the guys? Yep. For the guys. According to Pantone’s press release, “Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women.” Well, there you have it. Here are some gift ideas for the trendiest gentleman you know.
Darken this bright color by mixing it with a plaid. Give him this classic plaid tie from The Tie Bar so he can stroll into any room feeling confident and stylish.
$15 from TheTieBar.com
Warm his feet with the year’s hottest color; try these socks from Bold Socks.
$8.00 from BoldSocks.com
Up the ante with a subtler version of Pantone’s Color of the Year. This dress shirt from Nordstrom will let him be on-trend without feeling garish.
$29.90 at Nordstrom.com
For the Gals
This just-girly-enough shade is easily wearable and makes every skin tone pop. Here are some of the year’s best Radiant Orchid gifts for the ladies in your life.
Give her a daily dose of the 2014’s favorite color with this perfectly priced and perfectly pretty leather watch from Fossil.
$75 from Fossil.com
Magenta violet nail polish from Marc Jacobs Beauty is just the right shade for her to be on-trend all year long.
$18 from Sephora.com
Isotoner gloves in “Concord” will keep her hands warm while she taps her touchscreens.
$22.99 from Macys.com
Feeling inspired? Ready to take 2014 by storm? Share your gift ideas and comments below!