2013 Color of the Year!
This chart is widely used by dyers in Nepal. They don't have names for many of the colors represented by these thread samples -- and neither do we. However, you can simply refer to use the thread numbers that appear above each thread sample: select the thread color number from the pull-down menus after you order the basic wrap (by size and fabric) on our Order Page.
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The Color Chooser is a Sunrise creation, but, for the reasons noted in the disclaimer (see Sidebar, right), we're not crazy about it. This chart is limited to commonly requested colors that we can represent online with fairly good accuracy.
Here they are, with their Pantone codes. In the image below, the complementary colors are paired, from left to right:
TOP: Placid Blue (15-3920)
TOP: Hemlock (15-6114)
TOP: Sand (15-1225)
TOP: Cayenne (18-1651)
TOP: Radiant Orchid (18-3224)
BOTTOM: Violet Tulip (16-3823)
BOTTOM: Paloma Gray (16-0000)
BOTTOM: Freesia (14-0852)
BOTTOM: Celosia Orange (17-1360)
BOTTOM: Dazzling Blue (18-3949)
And the Pantone Pick for 2014 color of the year: Radiant Orchid!
CARLSTADT, N.J., Dec. 5, 2013 – Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority, today announced PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the color of the year for 2014.
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.
An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.
Radiant Orchid for Fashion
Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. A dazzling attention-getter, Radiant Orchid permeated the runways during the spring 2014 fashion shows and is already
making its way onto the red carpet. Fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014, including Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan, Juicy Couture and Yoana Baraschi, are incorporating Radiant Orchid into their spring collections and variations of this hue will carry into men’s and women’s clothing and accessories throughout next year.
Radiant Orchid for Beauty
A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones.
This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid’s exuberance also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails.
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