So, I did some more research into the projected fashion for 2014 to see how this color was being influenced in fashion trends. Not until I saw what came up, did I realize how great this color is.
The color is not a greyish lavender at all, but not quite a fuchsia either. The best way to show you what color we’re working with is to tell you the great things you can do with this color. Radiant Orchid adds a new, fresh look to some of the popular ideas from the past year. Take ombre, for instance. It has been huge the past year, and will continue to be this year. Whether it’s in hair, fashion, or even desserts, we loved it. So this years newest ideas are taking the old and making them new!
Here is a great blog on how Pantone chooses the color of the year: http://hauteandrestless.com/2013/12/30/its-all-about-radiant-orchid-for-2014-but-how-does-pantone-pick-the-color/