Colour Me Happy

The now-iconic Pantone Institute studies how pigmentation affects human emotion and physical reactions, and circles the globe looking for key influences-from travelling art collections to current film productions-to determine its Colour of the Year. This year’s winning hue, Radiant Orchid, is an expressive, creative concert of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones that’s dominating spring runways. Yes, we’re definitely feeling more lively and energetic with this attention-getter.

On shelves this month, Sephora + Pantone Universe’s 2014 Radiant Orchid collection features 10 pieces, from metallic-infused powder pigments to matte lipsticks and liners (from $20), in nearly naked pinks and deep purples