And the Pantone Color of the Year is …

Say hello to Radiant Orchid, the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year.

Emerald had a nice run in 2013, but now it's time for the vibrant and expressive Radiant Orchid, the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year. 

Pantone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid sparks the imagination, says world-renowned color guru Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today's society," Eiseman says.

"An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health," Eiseman adds. "It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm."

Congratulations to a number of The Creative Group's LinkedIn members who guessed, quite prophetically, a range of colors in the purple family – from magenta and hot pink to plum and freesia. Well played!

What do you think of the choice of Radiant Orchid as the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year?