The verdict is in, folks! And the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year is… Radiant Orchid! When you hear the word “orchid,” you automatically think purple, right? But it’s not just any ordinary purple. In describing the 2014 Color of the Year, Pantone says, “It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple–one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” Well said, Pantone!
Radiant Orchid has undertones of purple, fuchsia and pink, and emanates warmth, love and health. To start you off on the right foot for the 2014 season, we’ve assembled our favorite Radiant Orchid-inspired picks:
1. Bohemian Rhapsody by PilyQ
First up is the Bohemian Rhapsody bikini by PilyQ Swimwear. The ikat-inspired print features pops of purple, pink and fuchsia, putting it right in-line with the 2014 Color of the Year.
2. Berry Bella by L*SPACE
This second pick may be from last season, but it’s right on-trend for 2014! The Berry Bella bikini from L*SPACE was worn by Brooke Burke-Charvet on the cover of SHAPE and it was by far one of our hottest sellers.
3. Starlet by Gottex Profile
For one-piece-wearers who prefer more overall coverage, the Starlet One-Piece from Gottex Profile is the perfect choice. The suit has pretty peplum detailing, molded cups and tummy control to guarantee a figure-flattering fit.
4. Colour by Maryan Mehlhorn
Another throwback that’s perfect for the new season? Yes, please! The Colour bikini set from Maryan Mehlhorn has a supportive halter top and mid-rise bottom, perfect for bikini-wearers who don’t want to bare all.
5. Sunset Sentinels by MAAJI
Finally, this last pick is for both print lovers and those who may not want to don a full-on purple suit. The Sunset Sentinels bikini from MAAJI Swimwear features an allover print with prominent pops of purple. And if you get sick of purple, the bottom reverses to a fun seashell print!
Will you be rocking the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year?