It's been real, emerald -- Pantone has just declared Radiant Orchid, an "enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones" (Pantone's words, not mine) the color of 2014.
According to the color masters, this "captivating" shade of purple "inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health." But wait, there's more! The shade also allegedly "encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society." Well then, don't mind if I do.
Personally, I'm obsessed with this color. I've actually been bragging -- much to the chagrin of my coworkers -- that I secretly forecasted Pantone's pick by painting my nails a smooth shade of Radiant Orchid just the other night. And now I want ALL of the Radiant Orchids. All of them! (Where's Nic Cage when you need him?)
So we've rounded up 10 items -- clothing, beauty, and accessories -- available online to jumpstart your wardrobe (and face! and phone!) into looking as radiant as an orchid.
Shop on, dear friends. Shop on.