Pantone Color of the Year 2014

The Color Purple: Designers Envision Pantone's 2014 Picks

The Color Purple: Designers Envision Pantone's 2014 Picks

Pack away your emerald accessories, ladies. That jewel tone is so 2013. The It color for 2014? According to the hue professionals over at Pantone, it's a lovely shade of purple known as Radiant Orchid.

But if your wardrobe isn't filled with lilacs and lavenders, fear not. Pantone also just released its official Fashion Color Report for Spring 2014, complete with Dazzling Blues and Celosia Oranges. And if you're still unsure how to factor, say, a coral called Cayenne into your next outfit, New York's best designers have offered up sketches, their inspirations, and — not to complicate things — their own signature color.

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