Pantone released it's color for the new year: Radiant Orchid. Read more here.
Here's a quote from the Pantone site:
“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, 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.”
If you like purple, this may be your year, but I'm not persuaded that this is my color of the year. As it turns out, the choice of emerald last year didn't do much for me either. Have you noticed a lot of emerald out there in the real world? I have not. And I haven't used much, if any, emerald in my quilts. However, I would like to find a little bit of this purple in fabric... it's a hard color to find much of.
In related Pantone color news, my son, Chris, told me about @everycolorbot on twitter. If you follow @everycolorbot you will be tweeted a random Pantone color every hour. If for no other reason than it makes scanning through your tweets prettier, it's worth following. (As you can see from my phone's screenshot, I don't follow a huge number of folks on twitter.)