I’ve heard nothing but controversy over Pantone’s Color of the Year: “Radiant Orchid”! Thoughts? Impressions from the peanut gallery?
In my experience, any variety of purple can have quite a polarizing effect! I used to loathe the very idea of purple, swearing that it was just for wizards and kingly ermine mantles – neither of which were ‘my style’. Somewhere along the way I turned a corner and have fully embraced all things plum, violet, heliotrope, lilac, lavender, perse – you get the picture! I have painted one room in my house not unlike this year’s color. You win, Pantone!
A quick history on Pantone: In 1963, founder Lawrence Herbert pioneered an innovative and comprehensive system to identify color in the printing industry. Knowing that color is perceived differently by individuals, the Pantone system was designed to unify color directives between designer, manufacturer, retailer, and end user or consumer. We know it today as a fan deck featuring standardized, agreed-upon colors! According to Pantone, it “has expanded its color matching system concept to other color-critical industries, including digital technology, textiles, plastics, architecture, contract interiors, and paint.” Cheers, Lawrence! We wouldn’t have made it without you.
I’m sharing with you a few pieces that have come through Spruce that include inspiration from Radiant Orchid, as well as some fabric picks that hearken the hue!
Since, 2000, the Pantone Color of the Year has been chosen to convey what is taking place in the current global zeitgeist. This year’s color is said to anticipate and express innovation, creativity, originality, love, and joy. Come in to Spruce to capture your own piece of Radiant Orchid!