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Radiant Orchid Color of the Year

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Radiant Orchid

Radiant Orchid

Radiant Orchid, a pinkish purple (or is it a purplish pink?), has been named the Pantone Institute 2014 Color of the Year.

I actually have an orchid that is this color.  In phalaenopsis orchids, it’s rather common.  I’m not sure why the color is called “Radiant,” though.  Perhaps it has a counterpart named Gloomy Orchid.  If you ask me, those people at the Pantone Institute have way too much time on their hands.  They probably chose this name after a week-long, top-secret filibuster at their hidden fortress, high up in the Himalayas.

But I digress!  Radiant Orchid beat out two other horticulture-inspired colors: Skunk Cabbage and Stinking Hellebore.  Okay, I made that last part up, but wouldn’t it be hilarious if they gave colors names like that? Why am I not a member of the Pantone Institute?  Is it like Mensa?  Do I need to write a test to get in?  This is really going to bug me until I find out . . .


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December 8, 2013 at 3:42 pm

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