“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, 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, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
Personally these violaceous tones have always made me feel indifferent. I think it definitely is a happy and traditionally it has been considered royal, yet I think there is more to the amethyst hues than meets the eye… sadness. Maybe the answer relies in the hope of "growth, renewal and prosperity" as previously quoted. Perhaps the warmth mixed within the bruiting blues paints a reflection of where we stand in the global zeitgeist of 2014. Gaza, Israel, and our economy just to name a few reasons... And in furthering this idea, this reminds me of our desire for more self-reliance and creativity. How about you? Do you find yourself enamored by this fuchsia tone? If so, have you ever thought of why?
tip: Add yellow ochre to make purple pop | it is on the opposite spectrum of the color wheel