Congratulations to “Radiant Orchid.” From a field of millions, she’s been chosen by Pantone to be the 2014 color of the year.
You’ll soon see this color popping up in clothing, makeup, toys, fabrics … even websites. To my untrained eye, my 2013 / 2014 website color theme even uses shades of this color.
And don’t be surprised if you see it in a few fundraising auction themes, either.
(For dozens of ideas and photos easily organized to help you with auction themes, centerpieces, and decor, check out this resource. It’s a big time-saver and a nice resource for decor chairs … a bit like what Pinterest could be, if Pinterest were well-structured. 🙂 )
Where could you use this color? Here are some of the usual suspects when it comes to gala auctions:
- Accent colors
- Auction centerpieces perhaps using — DUH! — an orchid.
- Gift bags
- Metallic bead necklaces
The photos on this page are my attempt to find a few “Radiant Orchid” auctions that fall into the correct color scheme. Use it for your inspiration.
If you find the subject of color intriguing, you might also enjoy these other articles.
- 2011 blog post: Hello Honeysuckle! 2011′s official color packs punch in benefit auction themes
- Pantone’s press release on the 2014 color: Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2014
PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid