5 “Radiant Orchid” Inspired Nail Colors

As we entered into 2014, Pantone named “Radiant Orchid” the color of the year.

I couldn’t be more pleased with their choice. I love shades of violet, purple, and orchid. I think they look beautiful on nearly any skin tone. I also like that it’s versatile and can be worn year round. If you aren’t interested in wearing the color on your face, or in your wardrobe, I’d suggest finding a nail polish that’s inspired by the shade.

For wintertime, stick with rich, dark hues of orchid. And as you move into spring and summer, the lighter more “lilac” shades will be a perfect nail color.

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    We have them in every hue!

  • Essie’s Bond with Whomever 2 of 6
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    This shade is a fun, bright lilac. It's youthful, trendy, and still really wearable.

    Buy it at Essie.com for $8.50

  • Essie’s The Lace is On 3 of 6
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    A little bit brighter, and more pink, this purple shade is a vibrant version of the color of the year.

    Buy it at Essie.com for $8.50

  • OPI’s Pamplona Purple 4 of 6
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    A rich, pigmented purple that would look fantastic on nails and toes.

    Buy it at sleekhair.com for $7.25

  • Sally Hansen Triple Shine in Vanity Flare 5 of 6
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    A slightly more neon version of the shade can be found in Sally Hansen's Vanity Flare.

    Buy it at Target for $4.59

  • Butter London Fairy Lights 6 of 6
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    If you prefer a slightly iridescent look, try Fairy Lights by Butter London.

    Buy it at butterlondon.com for $15.00

 

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