Radiant Orchid – the colour of 2014

We loved it when Pantone announced that the colour of 2014 is Radiant Orchid. Not only do we love pinks and purples, but we love the description of the colour given by Pantone’s executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, Leatrice Eiseman:


“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

Eisman also says that the colour “encourages expanded creativity and originality”



These descriptions describe our customers perfectly: our wedding couples are looking for creativity and originality in the themes and styles they are choosing for their weddings. We know that on their wedding day they are full of joy, love and beguiling charm.


If you are inspired to use Radiant Orchid as your wedding theme, we have the full range of wedding stationery featuring a purple orchid, from save the date magnets right through to thank you cards. Our matching place cards and table plans will enhance any reception. If the image of an orchid isn’t right for you, but you love the pink and purple shades, we have a wide selection of other pink and purple cards too, including roses, wedding sweets and butterflies.


Every year Pantone choose a colour based on the colours that are influencing design and fashion for the year. Radiant orchid has already been in the fashion shows for Spring 2014 and it is expected that it will carry through to next year. The colour details can be viewed here


It is an ideal colour to form part of the colour scheme for weddings, because it can be incorporated into the attire of the bride, groom and their attendants and the colour blends well with the range of lipsticks and nail varnishes.


Pinks and purples are readily available for bouquets most of the year and the pantone shades can be matched for cakes, ribbons, balloons and any other accessories.

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This colour is a great place to start for planning your wedding and if you want to source wedding accessories and supplies that are a bit quirky, check out the social media pages dedicated to the colour!







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