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.
Every year American Felt and Craft selects the felt color most closely matching the Pantone color of the year.
This year was a toughie.
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?
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 – 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 – a lovely pale purple felt.
” Radiant Orchid re-energizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.” – Pantone
Sweet Pea – Somewhere between purple and pink
“(Radiant Orchid is…) a dazzling attention-getter” – Pantone
Orchid felt sheets.
A modern and surprisingly versatile shade.
Sweet Pea, Orchid
Of course there’s always the wildcard
Mulberry Pie – a Plumy purple with a slight reddish undertone
I’d love to hear your opinion on the color of the year.
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
Or Stop by the store and pick your own color of the year from our more than 130 colors!