Sunday, March 17, 2013

Color of the Year: Emerald

Every year around this time, Pantone releases their spin on what the Color of the Year trend forecast will be. For 2013, they've chosen an emerald tone, which reads a bit more blue than your typical Kelly Green.

When asked about the rationale for choosing this color for 2013, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman responded: "Green is the most abundant hue in nature- the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum... 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".

In light of it being St. Patrick's day, and with the coming of Spring, this is a good choice. It carries optimism and a reserved sense of fun. I'm interested to see how this color trend will carry through to the back half of the year, and which tones will be pared with it to make a bold green become the shade for Fall and Winter.

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