And the 2014 colour of the year is..Radiant Orchid

British-grown orchids on the NFU 2013 display at CWant to stay ahead of the latest fashions? Buy a great British-grown orchid.

Pantone, the global colour pallete authority, have announced ‘Radiant Orchid’, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the colour of the year for 2014. And not surprisingly – it is the exact colour you will find in the flowers of many of the Phalaenopsis orchids grown here in the UK.

According to Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s executive director: ‘Radiant Orchid reaches across the colour wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination.

“An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

“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.”

For more than a decade, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. And for 2014 Pantone are expecting Radiant Orchid to permeate the runways during the spring fashion shows and make its way onto the red carpet. They are also expecting Radiant Orchid to make its way into interior designs.

But here at the NFU we think there is actually a much easier way for you to get your own piece of Radiant Orchid – no need to spend a fortune on the latest haute couture or reach for the paint brushes – just go and buy yourself a British-grown Phalaenopsis orchid. They are a great value low maintenance houseplant that will see you right through the 2014 trend and beyond.

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