Style blog for The Ms. Collection

There are so many colors; primary colors, secondary colors and tertiary colors. But there is only one Pantone color of the year. Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color. Every year they choose a color of the year from their color matching system. The 2013 color was Emerald green, 2012 was Tangerine Tango and 2011 was Honeysuckle. This year’s color is drum roll, please…Radiant Orchid, which basically is a fancy word for light purple. They describe it as “a captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones.”

The color that is chosen by Pantone sets up the color trend of the year in the fashion Industry. Industry professionals in beauty and home also take notice, which is why you will be seeing this color everywhere this year. Get ready to see lots of this Radiant Orchid on the spring runways, in catalogs, magazines and stores.

Here are some examples of Radiant Orchid that we are absolutely loving:

RADIANT ORCHID COLOR SWATCH

This is a prime example of the color of the year. There are varying degrees of the shade that you will see everywhere this spring and summer but this is the swatch of how it began.

COLLAGE OF RADIANT ORCHID

Some fashion and beauty inspiration for you to consider.

LIPSTICK

You will be seeing this color lipstick on every star and in every magazine.

MAKEUP

A great representation of how to pair Radiant Orchid lips with nails.

A WATCH ON TREND

A simple watch that will add a lot of punch to any outfit you wear.

WEDDING VISIONS

Still struggling to figure out the color of your bridesmaids dresses? The brightness of this color will be very complimentary to your own dress.