BRIANA: Pantone has released the 2014 Color of the Year and it’s [drumroll, please] Radiant Orchid!
Photos: Courtesy of Pantone
Are you glad this purple/pink has put down roots and blossomed or is the hue too much for you?
Design: Mary Jo Fiorella/Fiorella Design, Photo: Frank Paul Perez
LILI: Make way for this gorgeous pink, y’all.
KELLEY: Oh wow – way better than Honeysuckle. And quite ’80s, too. Our whole senior class seemed to have ruffle-necked shirts in that color, LOL!
MARIANNE: It’s very Unicorn Club (points if you get that reference).
LILI: I mean, honestly, they all read like Pantone COTYs:
Via: The Hidden Bookcase
MARIANNE: Lili, OMG. I think we’ve cracked the code.
KELLEY: So didn’t get the reference. LOL!
BRIANA: Unicorn Club was the original “ On Wednesdays, we wear pink.” Viva la Wakefields!
FARIMA: Is Unicorn Club like a magical Baby-sitters Club? That’s what I’m imagining. I’m not sure if I like the color. It reminds me of cheap, really fragrant soap.
LILI: Oh, I love it. How ’bout as a purse?
Time’s Arrow Julian Serpent-Print Duffle Bag
Or on your table?
Photo: DK – How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
FARIMA: Ooo, yeah love the settee and handbag!
LEANNE: Fragrant Orchid? Meh. Pink does not speak to me. And if it did, I wouldn’t listen.
LIZ: I can’t say this color is speaking to me, either. Also, what’s with the name? Are the swatches scratch-and-sniff?
BRIANA: I am down with orchid as long as it’s OPP ( other peoples’ places).
KELLEY: I always wanted a house with a front door that color. And those blinds are gorgeous, Bri.
LEANNE: Oh, it’s not Fragrant Orchid. It’s Radiant Orchid. That’s worse. Let’s rename it Radioactive Pink.
JILLIAN: This reminds me of a specific shade of lipstick that is very rarely seen in the wild these days.
DEANNE: Almost Effie Trinket pink:
Photo: Murray Close
KELLEY: My monitor reads it more as purple, but all the press shows it as pink:
Via: Wall Street Journal
But wait –
Kelly’s hair may be the key:
And Ritter’s dress reminds me a lot of
Via: The Rusty Zipper
KELLEY: Boom, baby.
LIZ: I’m with Briana: This color would look fantastic… in other people’s homes. One of you (Kelley?) should paint your bookcases this color. I’ll come over, absorb it, then go home to my blue/green/orange home.
Design: Lindsey Coral Harper, Photo: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
CAMILLE: That has GOT to be Prince’s library. I can’t imagine anyone else on the face of the planet (besides Barney) who’d willingly surround themself with that much purple.
KELLEY: Let’s let the other Kelly take this one on, since orchid won’t do much for my taupe/orange/apple color scheme.
KELLY: Who, me? Do you know me?! Ha. I am not a fan of this color at all. It makes me think of Barbie followed by a big collective rabbit hole of teen angst.
LEANNE: Speaking of Prince, can’t we just Party Like It’s 2010? We can pretend this Radioactive Pink thing never happened.
DEANNE: Confession: 80% of my freshman dorm was outfitted in radiant orchid/magenta. All my office supplies, storage containers, bath towels, shower caddy.
I even had a radiant orchid Caboodle with silver metallic flakes.
JILLIAN: It’s not a confession, it’s a declaration. I’ll bet your room was the toast of the dorm.
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