Color Of The Year~Emerald!

11 Jan

Emerald is Pantone’s top color of 2013

emerald city

“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty
that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”

PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, is the Color of the Year for 2013.

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Emerald, a vivid verdant green, enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight as well as promoting balance and harmony.

green clothes

Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious.

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-words we’re all so in need of at this point of history.

green color

About the PANTONE Color of the Year.

The Color of the Year selection is a very thoughtful process.  To arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences.  This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions.  Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.

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Pantone describes their choice as “Lively. Radiant. Lush … a color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”   The thing is, the green they’ve chosen isn’t exactly organic.  It’s this funny spinoff of forest green that seems like something you’d find in a molding bed of moss.  To me, it has this connotation of a certain richness but also irrelevance, a kind of aging royalty vibe.

green nail polish

I envision emerald as an instant hit as an eye shadow, liner, mascara and nail polish.  It’s a passionate color, and it gives a lot of wearability.


I say it’s a color that gives life and joy to any women’s complexion and a great addition to your style choices.  Whether it’s a breezy emerald-green maxi skirt, or a sharp perfectly pleated pair of emerald slacks–this Spring looks to bring more than a handful of exciting style options for every fashionista.

green outfit

Let’s take a look at the many ways the color can be worn.

1. Yes your primary color is green, but who says you can’t add more.  This spring use other bright colors to compliment the color of the year.  Remember to add a bit of gold for elegance and star power.

2. Evenings should always be amazing.  Imagine the stares that will be awarded to you walking into the party with a dazzling emerald-green wrap dress, adorned with shiny accessories and a pair of simply marvelous pumps!

3. Weekends are meant for style.  It’s a chance to show the world your style when you’re not confined to your daily 9 to 5 rules of fashion.  Sweatshirts and sneaker wedges are my go-to look for brunch with my friends.

green casual

How is this going to influence your year?  Send me a comment and let me know how you plan to incorporate emerald into your lifestyle!  BE BOLD!

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