2013, The Year of Emerald

After extensive surveys and market research, Pantone has named Emerald 2013 Color of the Year. The classically elegant color will be seen in fashion, home fashion, and (we predict) architecture. One look below and it’s easy to see why.

Pantone Color of the Year

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color of the year

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The selection has garnered attention in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, which reported that:

The annual color proclamation is closely followed by the design industry, and emerald is already starting to show up across a wide swath of products—clothes, dishes, furniture and even cars…Deep greens took off on fashion runways in the spring 2013 collections.


emerald green

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Emerald is notable because it pairs well with both warm and cool hues. While homeowners are not all going to run out and re-design their entire residence around the color, we could certainly see it working well for a pillow here and a throw there.

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