Friday, December 07, 2012

EMERALD GREEN: Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2013

This week Pantone® announced Emerald 17-5641 as the Colour of the Year for 2013, a lively, radiant, lush green.

“Green is 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.”

The intense and radiant emerald green is most often associated with the precious gemstone.  Emeralds have been highly-valued in many cultures since ancient times and are believed to have unique healing properties.  They are said to promise good luck, inspire insight and enhance our sense of well-being.

Emerald green will feature prominently in fashion, beauty and home interiors in the coming year. 
Fashion - There has been a steady increase in the prevalence of green for several seasons and has been seen both on the runways and the red carpet.
Beauty - Expect to see this colour in beauty products including eye shadow and nail polish.
Home - This hue will rejuvenate home décor adding a touch of luxury through accessories and paint.

A departure from the spirited Tangerine Tango that was the Colour of the Year for 2012, Emerald Green evokes a sense of balance and harmony.

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