As we usher in the new year, we welcome a new hue: Radiant Orchid — Pantone’s color of the year for 2014. A purple with pink undertones, it communicates confidence in creativity.

Radiant Orchid, also known as 18-3224 (Hex #B163A3), replaces the lively and lush 2013 Color of the Year, Emerald. It “reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone Color Institute. She also calls out Radiant Orchid’s “enchanting harmony” and how this color “encourages expanded creativity and originality.”

Using Shutterstock Spectrum, we found 10 images inspired by Radiant Orchid and curated a Lightbox filled with the new 2014 hue. Scroll down to see all 10, then view more images in our “Radiant Orchid” curated Lightbox.

Berlin Dome in the Sunset | Junede
Berlin Dome in the Sunset | Junede
Cluster of Amethyst | iliuta goean
Cluster of Amethyst | iliuta goean
Bunch of Roses | Malgorzata Kistryn
Bunch of Roses | Malgorzata Kistryn
Portrait in the Spring | Aleshyn_Adrei
Portrait in the Spring | Aleshyn_Adrei
Threads of Yarn | Masterov Egor
Threads of Yarn | Masterov Egor
Lake Tahoe at Sunset | Jerry Sanchez
Lake Tahoe at Sunset | Jerry Sanchez
Marble Stone Background | MongPro
Marble Stone Background | MongPro
Holdiay Fireworks Celebration | Pavel Vakhrushev
Holdiay Fireworks Celebration | Pavel Vakhrushev
Purple Feathers | Kristene4040
Purple Feathers | Kristene4040
Macro Orchid | Rob van Esch
Macro Orchid | Rob van Esch

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