Tuesday, December 31, 2013

happy new year and hello radiant orchid...



We live in one of 300,000 homes in our city that lost power for days after the ice storm ravaged Canada and the US. I won't go into the unpleasant details since this blog is already in danger of having weather posts supplant textile related ones. Thankfully, it is over and we are now WARM.




Pantone's color of the year for 2014 is "Radiant Orchid" so we will now see this purple showing up in everything from fabric, clothing and home dec items although unlike 2013's "Emerald" probably not in cars. On the screen, this shade looks like Robert Kaufman's Kona Pansy although on my Pantone fan deck it is more like Violet with magenta added. I loved last year's green but like to experiment with every new "color of the year". It is always a good exercise trying something new. Where do you stand on this one- Love it or hate it?

Happy New Year! See you in 2014...



6 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear you have been without power! And I'm so glad you are warm now :)

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    1. Thank you Nedra! We spent just under a week huddled in ski jackets by the gas fireplace in the basement while the rest of the house went down to 9 degrees. The pioneers were definitely made of stronger stuff. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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  2. Good to hear you are warmed up! How can one sew with frozen fingers???!
    I don't like the color as purple is one of my least favorites. Maybe in small doses though?????

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    1. Well while my husband is going to buy a small generator my thoughts did stray towards getting a treadle sewing machine just for emergencies! Agree entirely with you about this color...

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  3. Ugh. Not my favorite. But thanks for letting us know the color for the year.

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    1. Mine either but perhaps that will make giving it a go more interesting. We'll definitely be seeing it everywhere!

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