Color Of The Year!

By loveandjoie



Each year Pantone names one shade as their “Color of the Year” and for 2014 they predict that Radiant Orchid will be the most fabulous and in fashion trend for the year. Pantone calls it “captivating, magical and enchanting” and we just call it FUN. Although by title, this color makes me think it is a purple…it is actually more of a fuscia with both purple and pink undertones.What a perfect color for Weddings…it is a shade of love and joy and happiness all bundled into one!

So how can a Bride and Groom incorporate Radiant Orchid into their wedding color palette? SO MANY WAYS…how can we just choose one!

Here are some suggestions:

– Bridesmaid dresses

– Stylized Cake

– Designed Paper Goods

– Bridal Shoes

– Flowers! Peonies and Roses have a very similar shade to this gorgeous color…and of course Orchids( as the name suggests )!

-Linens or Other Tabletop Decor

– Makeup, Nail Polish and Lipstick!

We suggest pairing it with other jewel tones such as fuchsia, plum, amethyst and teal for a bright and fun color palate. Or for a more subtle and glamorous affair, pair with silver, sparkle and pearl tones. If you want a more clean and minimal look…we would suggest gray…either a steel gray or heather gray would be lovely with this tone! We can also see navy and white pairing well for a preppy theme. This color is going to be HOT HOT HOT this year!

Here are some of our inspiration photos for using Radiant Orchid in your Wedding Color Palate:

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Ever wonder how Pantone selects their colors…or what some of the past colors of the year have been?

Here is some interesting info…

Whatever the color may be…whatever your style may be…embrace it!

The Joie De Vivre Girls

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