Editorial stylist and beauty expert Sherri Jessee shares how you can rock Radiant Orchid in your clothing and hair.
"Are you afraid that Radiant Orchid will make you look more like Barney than Barbie? To ensure that you always appear your best, wear Radiant Orchid, or other purple shades for that matter, as gorgeous accent colors. For example, add a deep orchid color to your smoky eye makeup or wear a scarf with orchid accents to enliven your little black dress. You can also wear a strand or two of this gorgeous color in your bangs or face-framing perimeter to make a fantastic beauty and fashion statement.
Why Radiant Orchid?
Rather than simply flipping through paint chips to find the next Color of the Year, Pantone uses international tastemakers for fashion, pop culture, technology, music, travel, and more to identify emerging color trends. “Our Color of the Year has to resonate around the world—to express in color what is taking place in the global zeitgeist,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Pantone. “Last year, Emerald was chosen because it exemplified growth, renewal and prosperity, three important elements of our collective consciousness as economies began to recover. This year, Radiant Orchid is built around the purple family, which is known for its magical and innovative properties, including promoting feelings of being unique and creative.”