The experts at Pantone have spoken: Radiant Orchid is 2014’s color of the year. A shade of purple with fuchsia and pink undertones, Pantone describes the color as a “surprisingly versatile shade” that can be worn by both men and women.

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I know what you’re thinking – fuchsia for men? It’s a hard enough for women to wear without looking like Barbie. But before you shoot down Pantone’s prediction, just remember Emerald, 2013’s color of the year. It was everywhere. Which means you should probably prepare yourself for plenty of pinky-purple dresses, sofas, walls, and more. In fact, Radiant Orchid has already made it into Juicy Couture’s and Yoana Baraschi’s Spring 2014 collections. And you know what? I don’t hate it.

Read more about Radiant Orchid at The Wall Street Journal.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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December 5, 2013

The return to bright colors is the best part of spring – besides the warm weather, of course. And thanks to the color authority (also known as Pantone) we have a little easy-to-use guide that’s like our pocket-sized spring-trend guru. But if all-out color isn’t your thing, you can still stay true to your inner fashionista with a statement bauble in the season’s hottest hues. Try out any of these candy-colored pieces with everything from jeans and a tee to an LBD, then sit back and soak up the sartorial praise.

Accessorize with Pantone's Top Fashion Colors for Spring

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By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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February 3, 2013

Sure, it was emerald that Pantone named the 2013 Color of the Year, but on the home front, it’s proving to be a big year for the whole green family. According to Elle Décor Editor in Chief Michael Boodro’s recent “Big in 2013” piece, we can expect to see a lot of blue-green and bright spring green shades. For a quick rundown on how to incorporate this headline-making hue in your own home, check out our guide below.

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January 31, 2013