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Colour of the Year for 2014

Pantone Reveals Colour of the Year for 2014

Pantone 18-324 Radiant Orchid

Carlstadt, N.J., December 5th, 2013- Pantone, a global authority just announced PANTONE®18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the colour of the year for 2014.

While the 2013 colour of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal & prosperity Radiant Orchid reaches across the colour wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination. Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today's society.

An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones. Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love, and health. It is a captivating purple.

Radiant Orchid for Fashion:

Radiant Orchids rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. A dazzling attention -getter, Radiant Orchid permeated the runways during the spring 2014 fashion shows and is already making its way onto the Red Carpet. Fashion desigers are already incorporatng Radiant Orchid into their collections and variations of this hue will carry into men's and women's clothing and accessories throughout next year

Radiant Orchid for Beauty:

A modern and surprisingly versatile, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all that wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations, and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones.

This multi-faceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, pink, and purple, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid also acts as a brilliant finshing touch to nails.

Radiant Orchid for Interiors:

2014 Colour of the Year in Gemstones

Patone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid

The list of Violet Gemstones and Lapidary material is very short:

  • Amethyst is the classic
  • Sapphires
  • Spinel
  • Tourmaline
  • Chalcedony
  • Fluorite
  • Iolite
  • Charoite
  • Sugelite
  • Jadeite


Jewellery Trends for 2014

TREND FORECAST for Spring 2014 

MUST HAVE ITEMS: 10  KEY Fashion Jewellery Concepts for Spring 2014


      1. Messages & Slogans: Words of Endearment or a single buzz


       2. Pendant Revival: Bold motifs, animal heads, gem in gold settings, rough stones, open cubes

         3. Fringe: Delicate metal chains or beaded fringe on earrings or pendants

           4. Skinny Bangles: Wear multiples to form shimmering layers


Jewellery Trends for 2014 - part 2

        5. Friendship Forever: Cotton strings or skinny leather strips often with gold & diamond motifs

        6. Delicate Feminity: Barely there chains, pretty gemstones and painted porcelain beads


        7. Birds, Bees and Butterflies: Summer insects and song birds


Jewellery Trends fo 2014 - part 3

     8. Stacked & Layered: Bangles & Rings stacked in mixed metals or materials

      9. Summer Ethnics: Layered bead necklaces make a statement


     10. Pin Comeback: Colourful & dimensional


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