January 6, 2014

Color Craze: Radiant Orchid

I must admit, when I heard that Pantone's Color of the Year 2014 selection was a rich fuchsia-purple mix, I bristled. That is until I realized that I've been using the hue in my jewelry designs for years. It's vibrancy is something I've often gravitated toward and while most feel it may be too strong to pull off in a head to toe look, it was made for accessorizing. A touch with any neutral color and you've got a modern look that's fun and fresh. I can't wait to get my first Spring manicure with a slightly less vivid version of it and we've just added a few bangle bracelets to our Gemmy Jewels collection. I already have a bridal customer who has requested her bridesmaids' custom jewelry feature this brilliant shade. Our stylists are seeing it everywhere, from appliances to wall paper and as our Style Board below illustrates, even in makeup bags too. It looks like Radiant Orchid will truly be a color for all seasons and every reason!  

Images: (top photo collage, top left, clockwise) lamp, keurig machine, room, flowers, suede pumps  
(bottom photo collage) fashion images from Polyvore, JulRe Designs custom necklace, Gemmy Jewels bracelet

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