Pantone Inc, the design worlds leading colour authority has named their 2014 Colour of the Year, "Radiant Orchid", describing it as "a captivating harmony of fuschia, purple and pink undertones". Call it what you will, but I'm looking forward to using these pretty shades of mauve, lavender, violet, purple and lilac in the upcoming wedding season. Paired with silver-gray accents, like velvety Dusty Miller and Lamb's Ear, it makes for a beautiful, feminine and romantic combination. And seriously what a fun name, the 2013 colour was Emerald Green which was pretty self explanatory. In another life I would love to be the creative mind that comes up with these clever monikers!