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- 28 Feb 2014
Look Beautiful in Radiant Orchid!
Jeez, we didn't even know that someone can take it upon themselves to declare one color as the color for the entire year - but there's a company that does, since 2000, apparently. Describing itself as a leading authority on color, Pantone LLC provides all kinds of designers services ranging from graphic arts to fashion. What's exclusively fascinating is the process in which they go about selecting a color for a specific year. 2014's color of the year is Radiant Orchid, a purple shade with hints of pink and violet. They explain how they choose radiant orchid as the 2014 color of the year on their website:
"The color of the year selection requires careful consideration and, to arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention."Radiant orchid became an instant hit in the beauty and fashion realm with nails and cosmetics companies introducing new lines of beauty products in that shade. Here are a couple: 1. Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.7 Eyeshadow Palette in ‘The Tease’ 2. NARS Eyeshadow in ‘Rage’ 3. Estee Lauder Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Velvet Orchid’ 4. OCC Lip Tar in ‘Lydia’ 5. YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in ‘Fuchsia In Rage’ 6. Illamasqua Nail Polish in ‘Grab’ 7. Tanya Burr Lipgloss in ‘Exotic Island’ 8. O.P.I Nail Lacquer in ‘A Grape Fit’ 9. Laura Mercier Lipstick in ‘Royal Orchid’ We personally find this color to be wearable and appropriate on any skin tone or complexion. What do you think? Can you see yourself rocking Radiant Orchid this spring? Please share with us below! <a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11880681/?claim=g2fnm7ugfaq">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>