The phrase Color of the Year has a nice ring to it, and Pantone’s choice for 2014 is Radiant Orchid. • Pantone, the global authority on color, calls this hue of the moment “an invitation to innovation.” • “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. • Here’s a look at where Radiant Orchid and its variations already have landed.

On the run: Converse All Star Sneakers for Unisex will get you where you’re going in style. Originally priced $50 at select Kohl’s,

Cable network: Cable-knit tunic sweater in Orchid Lei is part of the Apt. 9 fall/winter collection. Originally priced $50 at select Kohl’s,

Winging it: Birdsong pattern in berry on pewter background (ER8138) is from the Waverly Cottage collection by York Wallcoverings. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $47.99 per single roll. Call (800) 375-9675 or visit

Square dance: Van Heusen’s layered square tie in orchid will make other guys green with envy. Regularly priced $40 at select Kohl’s and, where you can also check store availability.

Flower power: The Vera Wang Lavender Rose Bouquet, priced $69.99 as shown, is available through FTD (

Shape up: C9 by Champion women’s racer tank in Raspberry Shock will energize a women’s workout wardrobe. Regularly priced $22.99 at select Target stores,