How To Wear: Radiant Orchid
The color masters over at Pantone released early in 2014 that this year’s color was the ever-brilliant hue of Radiant Orchid. The official description of the color, as published by Pantone is as follows: “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.” Isn’t it just dreamy?
While this gorgeous shade of smooth purple has long been a favorite, I’m excited to celebrate it all year long. Many designers and brands have created collections that showcase the popular tone, now it’s time to learn how to wear it. Pairing this creamy purple-pink tone doesn’t have to be a brainteaser. I’m here to help you learn how to wear and pair this color for all seasons. Now let’s get started.
Radiant Orchid + Blues
When this pink tinted purple teams up with a deep navy or teal, an instant fire of luxury take over! The deep tones of teal and navy evoke a sense of nobility, while the purple adds in a punch of confident warmth. Try pairing these blues together in an outfit for a workday outfit that will showcase your hardworking attitude with a warm spirit.
Looking for something a little lighter? Play with bright turquoise and aqua for a joyful pairing of tones. You’ll have a hard time keeping a smile off your face in these happy colors for sure!
Radiant Orchid + Greens
Mirror the image of a natural grown orchid and pair this blooming shade with a touch of leafy green in shades of hunter green and olive for an effortlessly beautiful look. The two colors were made for each other, there’s no doubt about it. Avoid the ‘looking like Barney’ stigmatism that purple and green often elude by pairing with colored accessories and balancing with neutrals in shades of cream, grey, or brown.
If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous and don’t mind being in the spotlight, pair your punchy purple with an acidic shade of neon-like green. Full of life and energy, this duo will certainly garner a second glance when people realize how beautiful this pair is!
Monochromatic Radiant Orchid
Combine the trends of style and color by sporting a totally monochromatic outfit in this shade from head to toe. While it might seem a bit over the top, go for a solid dress for the base of your outfit and accessorize with slightly off shades of purple so you’re still wearing all purple but in different tones to add interest. Balance it out with multiple textures such as leather, lace, chiffon, or suede. Now you’re as trendy as ever in this ‘of-the-moment’ style and shade.
Celebrate all seasons with this brilliant hue by pairing it with you favorite blues and greens for a flawless ensemble every time!
Witten by Kate Heimann of WearInLA.com