Radiant Orchid "Color of the Year" from Pantone

As a new season begins to bud and I start to plan for sunny days, lazy afternoons outside and springtime events, I start to consider packing up my dark, thick winter wear, boxing up the boots and sweaters, and doing a little online pre-shopping. Then I’ll be ready to hit the mall or stores for select new pieces to add to my basic, classic wardrobe pieces that mix and match, from season to season.

This year, I’m looking beyond the runway for some fashion inspiration. And when the racks at the mall or pages on my favorite websites aren’t calling me, I look to interior design and design in general for inspiration.

This year and in the last few years for me, Pantone has been a key influence in fashion, design, interiors and overall style. By announcing its “Color of the Year” each January, Pantone sets the tone for many in the design industry and, of course, eventually the consumer. This year’s selection, “Radiant Orchid,” is bright, fresh and bold for spring, and I predict it will be a great color to carry into summer as well. Radiant Orchid and its variant shades look great on most skin tones – and even on men! Look for it in clothes, accessories and more, from Old Navy to couture.

From the runway to the racks and even to your home, con- sider Pantone’s Color of the Year!

Visit pantone.com for more about the Color of the Year and color inspiration.

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