Emerald Named the Pantone 2013 Color of the Year

December 13, 2012

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Each year Pantone color specialists, fashion industry insiders, and design experts choose the color of the year based on society’s mood, home decor, and runway trends. For 2013, the color of the year has been named Emerald.

The 2012′s shade Tangerine Tango “provided the energy boost we needed to recharge and move forward.” Emerald, on the other hand, is said to promote balance and harmony. It will be easily applicable to interior design and fashion. We’ve actually seen a lot of it on the market over the past year being used in home interiors, jewelry, and fashion. It seems to mix well with the grays that have been so popular in recent years.

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“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®, in a recent press release. “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.”

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It’s always interesting to see how the color of the year plays into trends seen in different industries. For more information on the Color of the Year, you can visit Pantone’s site here.

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