Felt Friday – Color of the Year(ish) Edition

10 Jan

Every year Pantone selects a color of the year, a color they expect to influence everything from art to home decor in the coming year.

This years selection is…18-3224 Radiant Orchid.

http://www.pantone.com/pages/index.aspx?pg=21129

Via Pantone.com

Every year  American Felt and Craft selects the felt color most closely matching the Pantone color of the year.

This year was a toughie.

Orchid Inspired Felt Colors

Left to right: Forget me not, Orchid, Lavender, Sweet Pea felt sheets.

After staring at our selection of purples for a while I have come to the conclusion Radiant Orchid is a combo of all of these shades.

So we will call this a “Color of the year – Inspired Felt Friday”

Which color do you think most invokes the Color of the Year?

Lavender and Forget Me Not felt sheets From American Felt and Craft

Forget me not and Lavender felt sheets from American Felt and Craft.

Radiant Orchid is  “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.” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.”

Forget Me Not Felt Sheets from American Felt and Craft

Forget Me Not – a deep toned lavender blue felt reminiscent of forget me nots and hydrangeas in bloom.

“This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink.” -Pantone

Lavender Felt Sheets From American Felt and Craft

Lavender – a lovely pale purple felt.

” Radiant Orchid re-energizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.” – Pantone

Sweet Pea Colored Felt Sheets from American Felt and Craft

Sweet Pea – Somewhere between purple and pink

“(Radiant Orchid is…) a dazzling attention-getter” – Pantone

Orchid Felt sheets from American Felt and CraftOrchid felt sheets.

A modern and surprisingly versatile shade.

Sweet Pea and Orchid Felt Sheets From American Felt and Craft

Sweet Pea, Orchid

Of course there’s always the wildcard

Mulberry Pie Felt from American Felt and Craft

Mulberry Pie – a Plumy purple with a slight reddish undertone

I’d love to hear your opinion on the color of the year.

http://www.pantone.com/pages/index.aspx?pg=21129

Via Pantone.com

Which color do you think is most similar to the spirit of Pantone’s color of the year?

Does it influence your crafts or design elements?

Read more about Pantone’s Color of the Year Here

American Felt and Craft

Or Stop by the store and pick your own color of the year from our more than 130 colors!

Happy Crafting

Andie

One Response to “Felt Friday – Color of the Year(ish) Edition”

  1. Kristen January 10, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    I think Mulberry Pie is closest to the Pantone color. It is a little darker and bolder but the mix of purple and pink is a good match. Radiant orchard is a very pretty color. It will be interesting to see how it gets introduced with year and I want to see some felt crafting inspiration with the selected felt colors!

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