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Radiant Orchid 2014 Pantone Color of the Year

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Over many years I studied and worked professionally as visual UI designer. Pantone was a friend and ally and today I still use as a color resource. As an artist I work from more of a place inside, from intuition, from life experiences, from the natural environment that surrounds me. As a designer I learned how to source design trends, using it as a tool to bookmark the visual story that I would be defining for a client, a project or product. Trends are a great tool for inspiration, touching base, seeing what fellow designers are doing in the world (as I am part of that world); what is the bar, the problems and solutions of others. It’s a great research tool.

 

Enjoy and let me know with a comment what you think about this color trend or how you approach color in your design process!

 

PS I did some quick Radiant Orchid surfing on the web to see if anything popped up that would pique my interest. Here’s some goodies I found that I find inspirational. Not just for the color but a variety of textures, forms, mechanicals and materials. Have a great day jewelry divas ~ Jacky

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NEW Radient Orchid and 24KT Gold Leaf hand painted glass beads  https://www.etsy.com/shop/safarisister

NEW Radient Orchid and 24KT Gold Leaf hand painted glass beads https://www.etsy.com/shop/safarisister

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Radiant Orchid Oval Twist Curb Chain https://www.etsy.com/shop/safarisister

Radiant Orchid Oval Twist Curb Chain https://www.etsy.com/shop/safarisister

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Radiant Orchid Enamel Cross Gold Tone Components at  https://www.etsy.com/shop/safarisister

Radiant Orchid Enamel Cross Gold Tone Components at https://www.etsy.com/shop/safarisister

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Hand Painted Orchid 24KT Gold Glass Beads at https://www.etsy.com/shop/safarisister

Hand Painted Orchid 24KT Gold Glass Beads at https://www.etsy.com/shop/safarisister

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  • Lorraine Colpitts

    Love these…this has always been one of my favourite colours, well except for when I was about 12 and my poor Mom bought me a purple winter coat which I refused to wear. LOL just was not cool colour for a pre teen in the early seventies. Hah! With no formal design training I must say colour is a pretty internal thing for me…inspiration from natural things impact me most! Thank you Jacky!

    • Jacky Powell

      LOL Lorraine that’s a great story…the purple winter coat.
      For those of you who haven’t seen Lorraines work go check out her facebook page and be sure to LIKE — very cool leather stone bead wrapped bracelets, sterling silver wire work from delicate to bohemian hip. Well made, beautifully tactile and gorgeous color combinations — the kind of jewelry one loves to wear every day :>
      https://www.facebook.com/LittleLovelies2

  • Jen K

    Radiant Orchid? What a ridiculously cumbersome and uninformative name for a color! Good luck with that one, Pantone!

    Love the pics of everything you found, though! Purple happens to be my favorite color, so though I still don’t know what color “radiant orchid” really is, I’ll probably like most of the things that claim to be that color!

    • Jacky Powell

      LOL Hey Jen I know what you mean – here in Mexico the color of orchids are soooo diverse when I saw that particular color I had to google orchids because i had never seen that color before. YEAHHH glad you liked the pics!!! Feel free to post links to your jewelry here or anything to do with jewelry making that’s inspirational to you. Thx for stopping by :>

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