Pantone Colour Forecast Spring and Summer 2014 – Focus on Radiant Orchid


Panton colours spring summer 2014


The forecast is out – and it’s going to be a sky of dazzling blue, and a sea of fressia, violet tulip and radiant orchid, with celosia orange interspersed.   Well that’s the colour forecast for Spring 2014 anyway!

So how do you incorporate these colours into your wardrobe?

If you’re cool – the colours to look for are:

  • Dazzling Blue (or cobalt as we usually call it)
  • Violet Tulip
  • Placid Blue
  • Hemlock
  • Cayenne
  • Radiant Orchid

If you’re warm in colouring then

  • Celosia Orange
  • Radiant Orchid
  • Sand

will be the colours that add to your wardrobe.


What does Radiant Orchid mix and match with

So when you see a colour such as Radiant Orchid is that you’ll find that it comes in many variations, not just the exact Pantone colour. You will find both warm and cool versions, brighter and more muted version.  Red violet – which is basically what Radiant Orchid is, has both warm and cool properties (it’s a combination of blue and red).

You can mix and match it in many ways:

  • Analogous scheme – pink or red one way, or blue the other.
  • Triadic – with either green or orange
  • Monochromatic – lighter and darker versions of itself
  • Neutral – work it back with neutrals.

Remember to mix it with colours with similar properties.  If it’s a softer version, then mix it with other more muted colours.


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