Question: did the colour Emerald Green change your life in any significant way in 2013? Well it should have. It was the colour of the year, as deemed by the authority on colour, Pantone. Since 2000, Pantone has announced the colour it predicts will leave an indelible mark on the worlds of home decor, fashion design, floral design and cosmetics. Past recipients include Turquoise (2010), Tiger Lily (2004) and the colour that started it all, Cerulean (2000).
This year, Pantone has chosen Radiant Orchid as its trendsetting hue. With hints of pink and fuchsia, Radiant Orchid is a romantic purple. Expect to see it everywhere, from Pantone cross collaborations, to paint palettes, to the runway. Here are five of our favourite Radiant Orchid-inspired products to add a hint of vibrancy to your world.
Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush Lipstick
Not only is this matte lipstick the perfect shade of orchid, it’s also infused with orchid essence. The addition of collagen provides a subtle plumping effect. $22 at Sephora.
Sally Hanson Triple Shine Nail Polish in Vanity Flare
A colour as vibrant as Radiant Orchid deserves loads of shine, especially when worn on your nails. The polish is protected with an “Ultimate Shield Complex,” which is fancy talk meaning it will withstand everyday life. $6.99 at London Drugs.
Behr Premium Plus in Daylight Lilac
Need a splash of colour on an accent wall or piece of furniture? Take a walk on the trendy side with a dose of Daylight Lilac by Behr. When used in small dosages the effect could be quite dramatic. $49 per gallon at Home Depot.
Moleskine Volant Purple Notebook
Shades of purple are said to have a calming effect on the mind. Take a break, sit down with this appropriately hued notebook and write to your heart’s content. $16 at Chapters and Indigo stores.
Clarisonic Mia in Lavender
This lightweight and transportable device cleanses skin six times more effectively than hands alone, leaving you with soft, clean, smoother, more, well, radiant skin. $139 at Hudson’s Bay.
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