Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year (and 11 Ways to Wear It)
Pantone has proclaimed Radiant Orchid its color of the year for 2014, topping last year's emerald in shock value. For those who balk at the color pink, this may be an exhausting year in fashion.
The Pantone website debuted the joyful news this morning, extolling the shade as well as the profusion of connotations it conjures. According to Pantone, Radiant Orchid is "an invitation to innovation" and "encourages expanded creativity and originality."
Pantone certainly loves throwing fashion fanatics for a loop when debuting its annual shade, but this blend of pink and purple is surprisingly easy to work into your look in small doses. If the brilliant hue is too bright for your wardrobe, try incorporating orchid into your makeup routine. These 11 makeup products will give you a hint of the year's top hue without forcing you to jump headfirst into the trend.
NARS Lipgloss in Angelika, $24, us.spacenk.com
Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Color in Royal Orchid, $26, lauramercier.com
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Sweet Violet, $7, burtsbees.com
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain in Pourpre Preview, $34, sephora.com
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Orchid Hush, $7.99, maybelline.com
MAC Eyeshadow in Stars n Rockets, $15, maccosmetics.com
Pop of Orchid
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Ultra Violet, $22, barneys.com
OPI Nail Polish in Suzi and the 7 Dusseldorfs, drugstore.com
Wash of Orchid
Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Fishnet, $18, urbandecay.com
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Violine, $30, chanel.com
Yves Saint Laurent Blush Radiance in Color 3, $45, bloomingdales.com