Creative Review: Pantone’s Colour of the Year? - ThinkJPC

Creative Review: Pantone’s Colour of the Year?

2013 is coming to an end, which means it’s time to bid farewell to Emerald and welcome Radiant Orchid – Pantone’s colour of the year for 2014.

Also known as 18-3224, the purple hue has been named the shade de rigeur for fashion, interiors and graphic design in the year ahead by Pantone, which says it has spent a year combing the world for colour influences.

While 2013’s chosen shade was a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, 2014 offers a reach across the colour wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,’ says Pantone. ‘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,’ it adds.”

Future gazing here at JPC, quite contrary to Radiant Orchid, I’ve been seeing a lot of the other side of the colour wheel – Sunflower. Also known as yellow. The word “yellow” literally comes from the Old English ghel, as the word yell; -ghel means both bright and gleaming, and to cry out. My prediction is yellow will dominate the scene in 2014 – symbolising gold, wealth, optimism, happiness and pleasure.

What does 2014 hold for you? Enchanting purples or uplifting yellows?