Radiant Orchid: The Lively Friend You Bring To A Boring... Golf Course?

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Are you ready for some on-course radiance? Well, meet Radiant Orchid: The Pantone Color Institute's 2014 Color of the Year.

Twenty-thirteen had Emeralda color that lends itself...quite organically... to golf; from Augusta National's famous jacket to the verdant fairways and greens we play on, Pantone 17-5641 was a natural when it came to golf style. Emerald green golf apparel and accessories were an easy fit.

While this new COY may not scream golf the way its predecessor did, Radiant Orchid will no doubt be prominently featured in apparel collections at this year's PGA Merchandise Show later this month... and will surely start showing up on fairways and greens in the coming months.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone Color Institute, likens the pink-purple hue to "the lively friend you bring to a boring party".  I'm guessing this unapologetically feminine hue will be livening up a few golf courses this year.

Apparel & accessories at left: Lizzie Driver, PoodleGolf, JoFit, Schriffen, Aerogreen, Callaway, Sunice, Datrek