Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid

  Pantone has announced their Color of the year for 2014…


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It is certainly an eye catching color, and we at Townsend, are excited to see the influence in design and fashion this polarizing color will have.

Purple and its off shoot, “Radiant Orchid”, is rarely seen in nature, but is always noticeable when it is.  Purple can invoke a sense of  Royalty and purity.  It is one of the most loved or hated of colors and almost always is used to make a statement when used in Architecture and Design.

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As soon as the color choice was announced our aRt & D team (for projects like this, we utilize our “ART & D” team instead of a more traditional, R & D team) got to work making up soe Radiant Orchid inspired one-of-a-kind pieces.  And actually it was even a bit before the announcement, that is how on-top of color trends our team is, they have been watching and speculating for a while, on the color of the year.

Playing with textures, sheens, patterns, and hues – this quick exploration was a fun project for the team.  There will sure be more to come from this…

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Townsend has a variety of previously existing products that fit the Radiant Orchid family, like these hand-crafted masterpieces from our Abstract Art Collection,

Purple Drips

Purple Paddle

And these leathers, each with their own personality, but all under the umbrella of “radiant”.

Chameleon Shimmering Suede Cowhide (SHS-CHA), Color: Royal Purple, L-SHS-CHA-9823

Taj Pearlized Cowhide (TJ), Color: Lilac, L-TJ-983

Paris Cowhide (PRS), Color: Amethyst, L-PRS-9004

Timepiece Cowhide (TI), Color: Iris, L-TI-9728

Classic Cowhide (CL), Color: Royal, L-CL-922



Bellezza Cowhide (BL), Color: Melanzana, L-BL-2315

























Townsend looks forward to the Color of The Year Announcement each year, and is looking forward to a year full of radiance and flowering, eye-catching designs.