Goodbye Radiant Orchid (color of year 2014)

As you may know, the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year is Marsala, a toned down, wine-red color that is good in the background, useful for setting off other brighter hues.

Last year's color, Radiant Orchid, was another story. Described by Pantone as "a captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones," it demands attention and is, in my opinion,  slightly jarring.

But I was getting used to it and was even accepting it in the garden. And now, we go back to the more staid colors....but here it is, one last time, in all its 'wowie-powie' glory:

I give you 'Radiant Orchid in the Garden.'

Radiant orchid bench amidst hydrangeas- I don't know who took this photo

Zinnia 'Queen Red Lime' 

Sunset Colors

Garden by Amber Freda, NYC

Raindrops on flower

Radiant Orchid Chairs

Jersey Shore Zinnia

Goodbye Radiant we may calm down a bit.


  1. I really like the vibrancy and cheer of Radiant Orchid - fantastic photos! Marsala is calmer but one of my favorite colors.


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