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Sephora + Pantone Universe: Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid

by Diane Lindquist on 03/14/2014 | 4 Minute Read

Every year Sephora + Pantone Universe collaborates to bring fruit a "Color of the Year" beauty line. For 2014, "Color of the Year" is Radiant Orchid, a petal-soft or vividly intense limited-edition beauty line that features complementary tones that are modern, feminine jolt for eyes, lips, cheeks, and nails. A stunning and bold (literary radiant orchid) packaging was created to unite the collaboration. 

"While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination. An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society. 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."

- Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®


A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones.

This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid’s exuberance also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails.

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