Every year, Pantone picks one color as color of the year. As it is almost 2014, Pantone’s color of the year for 2014 will be Radiant Orchid. A purple with pink undertones, it communicates confidence in creativity.
Radiant Orchid, also known as 18-3224 (Hex #B163A3), replaces the lively and lush 2013 Color of the Year, Emerald. It “reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone Color Institute. She also calls out Radiant Orchid’s “enchanting harmony” and how this color “encourages expanded creativity and originality.”
Using Shutterstock Spectrum, the Shutterstock team found 10 images inspired by Radiant Orchid and curated a Lightbox filled with the new 2014 hue. Below to see all 10, view more images in their “Radiant Orchid” curated Lightbox.