Pantone Colour of 2014 – Radiant Orchid

As many of you already know Pantone announced its choice for Colour of the Year for 2014 in early December. We thought we’d take the opportunity to share how we’d love to see this warm shade of purple incorporated into flowers.

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. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.” – Pantone Press Release

Pantone Colour of 2014 - Radiant Orchid

How could you not want to use this gorgeous colour after reading that description?!

A cascade of phalenopsis orchids makes a simple an elegant bouquet choice for this colour option.

Purples have long dominated wedding colour palettes as a favourite among many couples. The best thing about purples, they all seem to go together, no matter the shade or undertone. Everything from royal purple to barely there lavender shades compliment each other and they can range from the warmer pink undertones to the cooler blue shades. So if purple is your thing, and you want to embrace this colour trend we suggest a palette of all purples to satisfy your royal whims. After all, you really can’t go wrong…

A pretty range of purple tones compliment every skin tone too! Bouquets by Karen Tran

From the faintest lavender to the darkest aubergine, purples belong together

… But if you are seeking more of a statement palette we are loving the combination of Radiant Orchid with shades of red and burgundy. There is something that is so deliciously rich and opulent about this colour combination and we are betting your guests would agree. Not for the faint of heart, this combo would be sure to make a statement and set the tone for a fabulous feast for the eyes. Pair it with gold accents to up the glam factor even more!

Our pairing for Radiant Orchid - Deep Red for a glam yet fresh look

Loving this combination of purple and red shades for bridesmaids dresses! Bouquets can incorporate all colours as well.

Whatever the palette your wedding colours should be a reflection of you and your grooms tastes. Don’t be afraid of colour… your wedding is the one occasion where you will spend countless hours and dollars on making every detail perfect. You might as well do something no one has seen before 🙂


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