Friday, 14 February 2014

The colour purple


Pantone, the self-proclaimed international colour authority technology, has unveiled the colour of 2014. It is ‘Radiant Orchid’.

Apparently, it’s ‘an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones' to inspire confidence and emanates great joy, love and health, drawing you in with its 'beguiling charm'.


Radiant Orchid, allegedly, ‘blooms 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 its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.’

I’ve heard of flowery language, but this takes the biscuit.


The décor-conscious will already know that emerald was last year’s colour, diametrically opposite on the colour wheel. This served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity.

Radiant Orchid ‘encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.’

Of course it does.

The website warbles on about how the rosy undertones radiate on the skin and how it is already making an appearance in spring fashion shows and accessories.

Did you know the colour goes well with red and shades of lavender, purple and pink?

Gosh.

By Pamela Kelt