2014 Pantone Color of the Year

What is the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year? While Radiant Orchid of course! I’m not at all excited about this. (detect that subtle *LOUD* hint of sarcasm) Purple has been my fave color since I could remember and knowing that Radiant Orchid is the color of the year has me even more excited. To be more precise, Radiant Orchid 18-3224 is the PANTONE® Color of the Year 2014.

2014 Color of the Year is Radiant Purple

2014 Color of the Year is Radiant Purple

From the PANTONE® website, “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.”

Here are a few of my fave dresses that confirm the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year being Radiant Orchid is an excellent choice. Still have doubts, the below lively and alluring dresses will erase them all. Radiant Orchid looks good in all fabrics from lace, chifon, silk to shiny and stretchy. Below are six of my fave dresses two days into the New Year. 

Radiant Orchid Sleeveless Pleated Lace Sheath Dress

The below dress is very demure. I love that it’s feminine without being overly prissy.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Evert Ruched V Neck Dress

The color of this dress and the sexy curving silhouette with ruching detail on the sides and the ruched hemline right at the knee will have you glowing and looking stunning.

Ivy & Blu Maggy Boutique Elizabeth Stripe Dress

I had to have this dress. It’s probably my fave with not only the radiant orchid color of the year, but the sand color as well. :) I love that you can pair any of the Spring 2014 Bolder Pantone Colors with their Pastel counterpart hue for an au courant aka up-to-date look, like the below.

 Tahiti Maxi Cover Up Dress

Radiant Orchid, Violet Tulip and Hemlock go great together as seen here. If you’ve ever been to a garden party, the girl wearing this dress is the one you’d flock to. The social unrest that’s this dress is alluring.

Black Halo Kinya Dress

Radiant Orchid Color. √ Contrast Piping √ Square Neckline √ I’m in love with this super ladylike, elegant and sexy dress.

Burberry Lightweight Iridescent Trenchcoat & Zip-Front Shift Dress

It’s Burberry, it’s purple, it’s a trenchcoat, it’s a dress? If that isn’t enough multipurpose for you, I don’t know what is and it’s just gorgeous. I ♥ this one minus the pricetag.

The other Spring 2014 Colors are Placid Blue 15-3920, Violet Tulip 16-3823, Hemlock 15-6114, Sand 15-1225, Paloma 16-0000, Freesia 14-0852, Celosia Orange 17-1360, Cayenne 18-1651, and Dazzling Blue 18-3949. Tell me your fave Spring 2014 color.


Pantone® has been the global leader and authority in all things color for over 20 years. The above are the most prominent hues for Spring 2014




  1. Really digging that striped dress. Man. Can’t wait to wear them again next summer!

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