It is the day after Christmas and I am in a true Christmas hangover. Leaving Florida yesterday afternoon and saying goodbye to my parents was SO hard and now I am back to work in NYC. To say I do not want to talk about it, that is an understatement. Instead, I bring you something that does make me smile this boxing day – Radiant Orchid.
Last year it was emerald green and this year it is Radiant Orchid. Every year since 2000 Pantone picks a color of they year and “Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” The lovely people at Pantone Color Institute®, describe the color as “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones.”
Every year Pantone’s color gurus draw influences for each year’s signature hue from across the world to determine the color. According to one report they go as far as analyzing cultural sector including films, art exhibits, popular travel destinations, technology, sporting events, and even socio-economic conditions to determine the color.