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12/06/2013 02:14 pm ET

Pantone's Color Of The Year Is Orchid! 12 Ways To Incorporate The Hue Into Your Wedding

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By Rachel W. Miller for Lover.ly

This week, the Pantone Color Institute (PCI) announced the color of the year for 2014: radiant orchid! This pinkish-purple shade sits across the color wheel from 2013's color of the year -- emerald. According to PCI's executive director Leatrice Eiseman, radiant orchid is exotic, magical, and "draws you in."

Pantone's color of the year always has major influence on fashion, design and weddings. We expect to see this pretty color popping up at plenty of weddings in 2014 -- it's lush and sophisticated, and even though pink and purple are often seen as "girlie" colors, it's not overly feminine. We love it for spring and summer, but it works quite well in the fall and winter months when paired with deep colors like navy blue, eggplant, and olive green. Here are some of our favorite orchid wedding details to inspire you!

Radiant orchid is beautiful in wedding bouquets, and pairs well with all shades of pink and purple.

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Photo by: Elaine Palladino Photography on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly

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Photo by: Elaine Palladino Photography on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly

It's charming and modern when incorporated into your wedding decor.


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Photo by: Ashley Rose Photography on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly

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This vibrant hue works for men's or women's wedding attire.

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Photo by: Laura Murray Photography on Bridal Musings via Lover.ly

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One Shoulder Empire Chiffon Dress From Joielle via Lover.ly

However you use it, radiant orchid is a magical and romantic color for weddings!

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