Last year it was emerald and the year before, tangerine. This year, the hot color for spring is radiant orchid, or so the color watchers at Pantone (a color trends resource) say. Retailers have seen pinks and purples selling well for a while, so aren't too surprised. This hue, a warmer violet that suits many complexions, is already apparent in resort and spring fashion collections.
I have always loved this color. In fact, I own a pair of skinny jeans in a similar shade that I bought on sale at the end of last summer. They look great pared with brown and caramel.
The shade is also pretty in lipstick and nail polish as well as an accessory. So be on the lookout for it and remember, a little orchidgoes a long way.