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Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

It may be single digits outside, but I am radiating for the “2014 PANTONE® Color of the Year – the captivating, magical, enigmatic purple called Radiant Orchid.” I knew this was going to be a good year and now Pantone, the color geniuses of the world, have selected a color that is my absolute favorite as the color of the year for 2014.

Note that when I had my astrology reading several years back during my visit to the Miraval Spa, the astrologist did say that I am a trendsetter. I have found my calling during my life after 50. Yes, yes, yes.

Pantone 2014 Color of the Year, fashions for boomer women, baby boomer fashions, life after 50, over 50

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“Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “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.”

Thank you Leatrice, now I know why I am captivated by this color. I can’t wait until Spring 2014 to see all the fashions, beauty products and home accessories in my favorite shade of all shades. My closet will be brimming with Radiant Orchid clothes, my lips and nails will be painted with Radiant Orchid, and my home office is waiting for a Radiant Orchid makeover.

What should boomer girls be keeping their eye on this spring and throughout 2014 to be on trend? Here’s the scoop from Pantone:

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Judy Freedman

Judy Freedman is a fifty-something female baby boomer. Her blog, A Boomer's Life After 50, is targeted to the millions of baby boomer women (born between 1945 – 1964) who are going through a similar life journey in mind, body and spirit. Widowed at the age of 50, she is learning to reinvent herself. Her philosophy is to age gracefully, be optimistic about the future, and keep her chin up…so her neck stays forever wrinkle-free. Judy's blog was recognized by The Huffington Post as one of their 2012 Favorite Blogs for Women Post 50 and won a 2013 Webby Award Honoree for Personal Blogs. Judy retired from her 30 year corporate communications career to pursue her passions during her life after 50. Instagram: judiboomergirl

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