LifestyleStyle Radiant Orchid is the color of 2014 Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Start heating up 2014 with this year's hottest hue: Radiant Orchid. The chosen shade of the year from Pantone, which is the authority on color, is a bold blend of purple, bright fuchsia and pink. From handbags to lip gloss, this wearable shade is easy to work into your wardrobe or your beauty routine. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.