2013’s Color of the Year: Emerald!


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Every year Pantone Color Institute names one color as the color of the year and this year is EMERALD.

“Green is the most abundant hue in nature — the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a press release. “It’s 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.” (Read more here)

Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer. (from Pantone.com/aboutus)
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Tornado Green Classic Lacquer – Stainless steel barrel with translucent green lacquer
“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.” (More here)
Here is the last ten year’s colors:
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What do you think of this color? What color would you like to see in 2014? Until then, impress your friends with your color trend knowledge!
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4 responses to “2013’s Color of the Year: Emerald!

  1. chicdreamer

    Oh this makes me even more excited for 2013! I hope this color will be the new trend. I am kinda tired of everyone talking about tangerine and burgundy. Emerald is exactly what I need, probably a thick sweater in emerald for this crazy weather! 🙂

  2. I think it’s a pretty color! I like most colors though so I’m pretty easy going about it. For example, I would like to have one of each lacquer tornado color hehe.

  3. Maja

    Love it! (and not just because it’s my birthstone 😉
    Definitely has a bit more “punch” to it than the last few Pantone colors of the year….

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