Tuesday, January 21, 2014

2014 Color of the Year . . . Hmmmmm

I don't know how long the Pantone company has been choosing the color of the year.  I don't know why they do it or how they pick it.  All I know is that some years I'm happy with their choice and other years not so much. Their winner for 2014 falls in the not so much category.

From the Pantone press release:

“Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, 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.”

 

Okay, now I see the problem.  An enchanting harmony of fuschia, purple and pink??  No wonder I get chicken skin every time I see it.  Pink, along with its variants, are non-starters for me. The perfect garment or pair of shoes could appear at my doorstep by magic and if they were pink I'd toss them in the donate bin.  Even as a little girl I eschewed pink.  As an adult, I truly believe I'd break out in hives if I put it on.  I'm certain that I'm not feminine enough to wear it. It's a girly-girl color and I'm not a girly-girl.

Mind you, on others I can find it quite fetching. 

(Image from Instagram)

I know I'm going to see this color everywhere this year.  From makeup to shoes to dresses, it's applied to anything you can imagine.


Apparently it will show up at lots of weddings.


As a confirmed pink-phobe, I'll be avoiding it.  What's your take on Pantone's color of the year? 

4 comments:

Lindberg said...

Not bad for the color of the year i like purple but i love green too cause green color have a meaning on me.

SizzleandZoom said...

I like what you've done with this color. I have been trying to figure out where to go with this color. Thanks for the ideas.

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Blanche J. Khan said...

Wow! I really love the Radiant Orchid color. Mostly, I love to have the dress, bag, and the jacket. Oh, I just wondering if I can find the Radiant Orchid color for this crew neck sweatshirt .