Pantone 2014 Colour of the Year: Radiant Orchid

by Barbara van Look, Marketing Content Development Group, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

Pantone 2014 Colour of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Radiant Orchid brims 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 beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink, Radiant Orchid blends both cool and warm hues and flatters a variety of skin tones.

Radiant Orchid is a timeless colour, standing tall in classic pieces and striding boldly through modern creations. Its ability to do it all is an invitation to innovative design. It enlivens the skin with its rosy undertones, and connects beautifully with nearby shades of red, lavender, violet and pink.

“Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.”

Radiant Orchid stands between the warm and the cool, part of both, yet separate in itself. This elegant yet exuberant lavender likes making connections; it’s ideal as a unifying element everywhere it’s used, from a wall to a bead strand. Purples are perpetually popular colours, with a slight shift in shade making them warm-weather wear or cool jewels. Designers can draw on the flexibility of purples and include Radiant Orchid in jewellery and accessories that will transition from season to season.

Radiant Orchid livens up a range of neutral tones such as grey, beige and taupe, complements olive and hunter greens, and looks dazzling with saturated teals and turquoise blues. It partners beautifully with both gold and silver finishes.

Incorporate shades of Radiant Orchid into your jewellery and accessory designs to show off PANTONE’s captivating colour choice. You will find lightweight acrylic and resin beads work well for casual and sporty styles, while investing in amethyst, cubic zirconia and enameled brass is ideal for business and evening designs. Adding some lavender shimmer and sparkle is easy with Swarovski crystal beads, Celestial Crystal® and Czech fire-polished beads.

See how Radiant Orchid works with this year’s colour predictions. View Fire Mountain Gems and Beads expert colour forecasts for 2014.

  • Pantone 2014 Colour of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Swarovski crystal bead, 4mm Xilion bicone (package of 48)
Our Price: $5.08


  • Pantone 2014 Colour of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Dyed chalk turquoise bead, 13x8mm faceted rondelle
Our Price: $15.96

  • Pantone 2014 Colour of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Magenta color-coated copper Zebra Wire (10-yard spool)
Our Price: $2.70

  • Pantone 2014 Colour of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Anodized niobium fushion earwire (5 pairs)
Our Price: $11.92

  • Pantone 2014 Colour of the Year: Radiant Orchid

9x6mm faceted pear sapphire rose cubic zirconia
Our Price: $11.45

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