In 2012 we did the Tangerine Tango, and this year saw regal emerald. So what shade shall we swathe ourselves in next 12 months? Radiant Orchid, Pantone's just-announced hue for 2014.

The color authority chose this soft purple-meets-fuchsia shade due to its creative qualities that (according to Pantone) "inspire confidence and emanate great joy, love, and health." We don't know about all that, but we are looking forward to seeing the flowery hue on our lips, couches, and clothing come spring.

Click through our slide show below for seven ways to color your world in Radiant Orchid. And let us know, will you be showing off number 18-3224 in the new year?

 

For more Seattle fashion and style news and inspiration, sign up for Seattle Met’s weekly Shop Talk newsletter, subscribe to our RSS feed, follow us on Twitter @SeattleMet, and visit our Fashion & Shopping page.