It’s a whole new year, so we must have a new favorite color for 2014. Pantone, the reigning king of color forecasting, releases color trend reports twice a year. Their projections heavily influence fashion trends, which show up in Spring and Fall collections. Then we start seeing influences in interior design, graphic design, and product design shortly thereafter. I started to see a lot of jewel tones make appearances in late 2013, so it should be no surprise that they are included with this year’s interior color palette leanings. Pantone’s favorite color for 2014 is “Radiant Orchid”. Many paint companies, having jumped on the band wagon, have recently announced their own “Colors of the Year”. Benjamin Moore followed up with “Breath of Fresh Air”, Dulux with a teal tone cleverly monikered “90GG 19/151”, and Sherwin Williams rounded out the pack with “Exclusive Plum”. Do you see a room in one of these hues in your future?