THE MARMITE EFFECT: PANTONE’S RADIANT ORCHID



 
“A captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the color of the year for 2014”


Color-of-the-year


Pantone 18-3224’s Radiant Orchid is “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones; it inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm”.


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 Radiant Orchid has polarised opinions and has had a ‘Marmite’ effect on people, eliciting strong feelings of love and hate since it was first revealed to the world at the end of last year. A-Gent of Style must admit his first, visceral reaction was rather not adulatory. The actual word “vile” might have been overheard from this side of Bayswater.

“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,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”




After much research, A-Gent wouldn’t go as far as saying that he has been converted to Radiant Orchid but he will concede that some of the pictorial evidence shown below have mellowed him on the matter. Radiant Orchid surely livens up a neutral palette and energises and unifies diverse spaces or outfits when used as the odd accent here and there. It also seems to complement greens, turquoises and even light yellows rather well. A few overpowering, garish interiors suffused with various hues of purple made A-Gent of Style think twice about how to use purple, not only in interior decoration but also in fashion and design. There is no denying that purple, in its various hues and tones to which Radiant Orchid belongs, can be uplifting and unifying. Whilst the colours in the images below are not always spot on ‘Pantone 18-3224’, A-Gent of Style tried to show how various shades of purple could bedazzle us and hopefully enhance our daily life for 2014.

But as we all know, one doesn’t have to follow trends!


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Selman Marrakesh hotel, Morocco

Selman Marrakesh hotel, Morocco




Sinhala Linen Print in Jewel by Schumacher

Sinhala Linen Print in Jewel by Schumacher

 



Soho Hotel, London by Firmdale Hotels

Soho Hotel, London by Firmdale Hotels

 






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Elsa Schiaparelli's home by Jeremiah Goodman

Elsa Schiaparelli’s home by Jeremiah Goodman

 

Raffle by Quadrille at Tissus d'Helene

Raffle by Quadrille at Tissus d’Helene

 

By Eddie Lee

By Eddie Lee

 

 







Sharon Osborne's bedroom by Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne’s bedroom, L.A by Martyn Lawrence Bullard

 

Hamish Bowles's apartment, New York

Hamish Bowles’s apartment, New York

 



By Jamie Drake

By Jamie Drake





Marie-Helene de Taillac's New York home

Marie-Helene de Taillac’s New York home

 
















By David Collins

By David Collins

 

 

Burberry

Burberry

 




















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Trellis Background by Quadrille at Tissus d'Helene

Trellis Background by Quadrille at Tissus d’Helene





By Dimore Studio

By/with Dimore Studio

 



By David Hicks

By David Hicks

 



By Vanderhurd

By Vanderhurd

 



Annabel's (rug by Vanderhurd)

Annabel’s by Adam Bray and rug by Vanderhurd

 



Hamish Bowles

Hamish Bowles

 

By David Collins

By David Collins

 












By Jamie Drake

By Jamie Drake

 














The G Hotel, Galway, by Philip Treacy

The G Hotel, Galway, by Philip Treacy

 














By Jamie Drake

By Jamie Drake



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