Goodbye Tangerine Tango, hello Emerald! Every year, the fashion and beauty industry declares a certain colour to be THE colour of the year. For 2013 it is PANTONE 17-5641, better known as emerald, and I am so excited to see more from this beautiful gem tone over the next 12 months.
For those of you that don’t know, PANTONE is a company who has standardized the way colour is printed to ensure that the exact same colours are reproduced around the world. By standardizing the colors, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colors match without direct contact with one another. Each Pantone colour is given a code, hence Pantone 17-5641.
Emerald, a vivid verdant green, enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight as well as promoting balance and harmony. Emerald is lively, radiant and lush… a color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.
Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. 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.
Here is some colour inspiration to get you ready for 2013…