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Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

It’s here! Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014!

“Radiant Orchid” is a lively blur of pinky purple that liven up any room, outfit, or garden! It’s a hue that would look great in a summer lipstick, glass vase or as a flower border. This color plays well in a casual or formal application.

While pinky/purple may not be for everyone, it can serve as a focal color or a nice accent to many other shades. Do you plan to incorporate this color in your garden this spring? Or are you going to use it immediately now with a new throw pillow or shade of blush?

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  1. user-7006916 12/06/2013

    I'm loving this color! However, I don't think I have the chutzpah to pull it off inside or outside my home.

    I leave this to the color mavens.

  2. Susan_Jensen_Smith 12/06/2013

    Chutzpah is overrated. lol

  3. GardenersWK 01/12/2014

    Finally! One of my favorite colors is in garden fashion! I used to wear this in my 20s but I feel is too much for clothing but not too much in the garden. I already have the Poppy Mallow or Winecups and this fall alone I added the Pow Wow Echinacea and Achillea "Saucy Reduction! Can't wait for summer!

  4. user-3319402 04/08/2014

    So, I already am using this color in my perennial beds, and would like to find a couple of larger containers that are a slightly darker form of this color - but can't find 'plum' or 'orchid' containers anywhere - anybody seen some?

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