Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Pantone's 2014 Colour of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Last week, Pantone announced 'Radiant Orchid' as the colour of the year for 2014.  Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, says "It's a little different, it's a little off the beaten path, and it's not a primary colour," she explains. "It's an invitation to innovation. The purple family offers (an) opportunity to do creative things."  And, she said, that's what pop culture wants right now. "People associate purple with creativity and originality — and those are very valued today. We see words like that being used to describe technologies and products that are seen as innovative and with an approach you haven't tried before."

To be honest...I hate this colour!  It's not pink, it's not purple, I really don't know what to make of it.  It kind of reminds me of Pepto Bismol.  I know, a terrible thing to say but, that's why I write this blog.  The blogosphere seems to be abuzz over this colour...I just don't get it.

It's not a colour I would ever use on a wall as it would be very easy to get tired of.  Can you imagine standing in a room painted this colour?  It would make you look ill (a little harsh, I know). 

My overall impression...I like it as the colour for an orchid.  That's it!

Your thoughts?