Friday, December 7, 2012

Pantone Color of the Year: EMERALD

I can't even tell you how excited I am about the Pantone Color of the Year for 2013. It is EMERALD! EEEEK! I love this color. I am pretty sure this color became uber popular after the Wizard of Oz and the famous Emerald City. I mean...its the first thing that pops into my head when I hear the word emerald.

My Uncle would always call the refineries at night, down here in the south, Emerald Cities so that is the next thing I think of when I hear the word. =) Anyway...its a beautiful color. I am a lover of all greens, especially this one. Here is what Pantone has to say about the color chosen to set trends for 2013...

"PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, is the Color of the Year for 2013.
The 2012 color of the year, PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, provided the energy boost we needed to recharge and move forward. Emerald, a vivid verdant green, enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight as well as promoting balance and harmony."

"Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. Also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity, no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity."

"The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world. This powerful and universally-appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors."

I have put together some of my favorite emerald items from around the web for you below. Here's to seeing more of this fabulous color in fashion, interiors and design.
RugPlush Pillow, Retro Pillow, Sequin Dress, Earrings
Wallpaper, Pillow, Heels, Jeans, Pouf

What do you think?!


  1. I love that color! So many options and it looks so rich on everything! I need a pair of those skinny jeans now:)

    1. I know Brittany. Those are actually at Old Navy.=)