Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year


Pantone has not only announced their color of the year for 2014, they’re holding a webinar about it!

The color is Pantone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, which “blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.”

Read more about the choice at Pantone’s website.

In case you’re curious, here are the past six Pantone colors of the year:


The webinar takes place Wednesday, December 11, 2013, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST. Register here.


Jay Nelson is the editorial director of, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.