What do you think of the Pantone color choice for 2014: Radiant Orchid?
The captivating, magical and enchanting Radiant Orchid. An invitation to innovation, modern and versatile Radiant Orchid encourages creativity and originality. Imbued with a harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and its rosy undertones emanate great joy, love and health.
The Pantone color choices are not necessarily based on the hottest trend in color, though their color choices sometimes become just that. The color has to do with overall emerging trends in all creative sectors, including what we value as a society, or the way we think about things. That implies something for scrapbookers — something larger than just a fashion fad for the year.
In capturing memories and who we are in our scrapbooks, the Pantone color will help you tell the story of some of what our society wants and values right now. According to the statement above, what society most wants and values right now is:
You can use Radiant Orchid to give a sense of who we are and what we want in our place in time.
How You Can Use Radiant Orchid in Your Scrapbooks
You might be wondering how you would use this color in scrapbooking, or whether you want to use it at all. It doesn’t have to be the main color. Radiant Orchid is gorgeous as a supportive accent color.
Need some ideas for color combinations?
I’m making two videos this month on ideas for using Radiant Orchid in your scrapbooking. Part 1 shares ideas for cooler toned color palettes. Part 2 focuses more on warmer palettes.
I’ve already released Part 1. Paperclipping Members can find it in the Member’s Area and on iTunes. You must be a member to view the video tutorial. Click here for info about a membership.
I will be adding the Part 2 video in a few days. UPDATE: Click here for Ideas for Radiant Orchid, Part 2.
If you’re unsure about this this color, definitely watch the videos. I’ve quickly fallen in love with Radiant and am having so much fun adding it in as a new regular color option!