Now that spring is upon us, its time to embrace the warmer weather, open toe shoes, flower blossoms and brighter colors. In particular the beautiful harmony of fuschia, purple and pink undertones know as Radiant Orchid which eminates great joy, love and health and was also named as the 2013 “Color of the Year” by the Pantone Color Institute. “Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. It’s vibrant hue is a sure attention grabber but for those timid dressers or wall flowers, it can easily be mixed into your wardrobe in a natural and organic way.
Perfect for the warmer spring and summer months ahead of us, it makes a statement, and it’s feminine while still being extremely bold. Here are some quick tips on how to style Radiant Orchid:
Dare to be Bold
Radiant Orchid pairs perfectly with darker tones such as emerald green and amethyst for a more fall/winter look but adding a pop of brighter lime green or yellow will take you to spring/summer effortlessly. Because Radiant Orchid is essentially a mix of red and purple hues, its complementary color isn’t green or yellow but a mix of the two, yellow-green, aka lime green. Radiant Orchid’s complementary lime counter part can be styled with many different pieces, whether it’s an armparty or a shoe, this color combination is by far on of the easier ones to put together.