Beauty

Have the Color Of the Year at Your Fingertips

Try out the “Radiant Orchid” trend with one of these nail polishes

As you fashionistas already know, every year “color authority” Pantone selects a shade that it believes will be hot—in home décor, fashion and beauty—for the coming year. For 2014, the company has announced that a pinky-plummy-lavender shade it calls Radiant Orchid will replace Emerald (so last year!) as the new “It” color. Not sure the color suits you? A mani-pedi is an easy, commitment-free way to dip your toe in the trend. The Pantone-branded “Radiant Orchid” cosmetics collection produced in collaboration with Sephora isn’t in stores yet, but we chose three already-available polishes that we think capture the trend.

From right to left: Hoopla “Diagnose Me,” available exclusively from Fairway-based Hoopla salon’s shop and website. Butter London “Molly Coddled,” from Ulta shops and online. OPI “Significant Other,” from Kansas City-based Beauty Brands shops and online.