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We'll Miss You, Emerald: Pantone Announces Their 2014 Color Of The Year

Nicki Minaj may have been way ahead of the game on this one

We can't say for sure if Pantone's annual declaration of "Color of the Year" is just a novelty, or whether it has any actual influence on the decision-making of the minds behind our favorite fashion and beauty brands. Even if it seems a tiny bit arbitrary -- a designated color company choosing a color of the year, isn't that quaint? -- we're the first to admit that we're all eyes and ears when they make their announcement each season.

RELATED: Pantone Names Emerald As 2013's Color Of The Year

And who takes the prize this year but Radiant Orchid? A blend of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones, it's not exactly the most universally wearable Color of the Year (shout out to 2013's Emerald!), but it is flashy, fun, and pretty stunning on all skin tones as a lipstick shade. We don't know exactly how we'll go about integrating it into our wardrobes in the current year, but we wouldn't be amiss in suggesting that we might be able to take more than a few cues from one Nicki Minaj. We always thought she was crazy, but maybe she's just been ahead of the game all along? [Racked]


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