Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid. I thought it would be fun to share some of my polish picks in that shade range. As you can see, some are dark, some are bright, and some are in the nude shade range.
Essie Play Date– This is described as “soft purple.” It’s coming across a little dark here; it’s a little brighter in person.
OPI You’re Such a Budapest– This is a purple toned periwinkle shade. This is a really great color for winter and spring because it truly pops on the nail!
Maybelline Lust for Lilac– I think that this is Maybelline’s answer to Radiant Orchid, because this is a new shade for 2014.
Butter London Molly Coddled– This is the perfect choice, as it is described as “lavender orchid cream.”
China Glaze Sweet Hook– I seriously love this color. It’s a pale lavender shade that is white-based.
Essie Bangle Jangle– This is one of the first polishes I bought when I stopped biting my nails. Described as “lavender amethyst”, this looks a lot darker here than in person.
Zoya Rue– I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this color. This is a pink toned nude from Zoya’s spring collection that appears to be Radiant Orchid inspired.
Zoya Kennedy– This is a cool beige cream shade that has a slight lavender tint. This is a great nude!
Revlon Gray Suede– This is another nude in the same color family as Kennedy and Rue. It has some slight shimmer to it. Very office appropriate!
Essie Go Ginza– This is a milky, white-based lavender. It’s like the purple version of Fiji.
There are a lot of great picks out there if you want to get into the Radiant Orchid craze! My favorites from this bunch are China Glaze Sweet Hook (my favorite of them all!), Essie Go Ginza, and OPI You’re Such a Budapest.
Are you enjoying this year’s color of the year?