Think Purple, 2014’s Hot Hue, for Your Next Event

Captivate your guests with Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s Color of the Year.

Want to amp up the design elements at your next big meeting or event? Stay on trend and delight attendees by tapping into Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year.

For years, Pantone, known as the global authority on color, researches the year’s hot hues to guide product development and purchasing for the fashion, beauty and design industries.

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, noted when unveiling the 2014 color choice.


Practical Design Elements 

Designing around Pantone color No. 18-3224 for your next meeting makes great design and business sense.

According to Pantone, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deep hunter greens; pairs well with turquoise, teal and light yellows; and gives new life to neutrals like gray, beige and taupe. Here are three possibilities for your next event:

  • Add pops of the purple hue in flower arrangements. Try flowers like larkspurs, purple hydrangeas and mauve mokara orchids.
  • Add modernity to traditional table linens with Radiant Orchid napkins or chair coverings. Paired with neutrals or combined with a complementing color, the purple pop will bring life to any dining situation.
  • But what better way to use Radiant Orchid than radiantly? Use the captivating color to up-light a room or flood the space with its exuberance.