And the Color of the Year Is…

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 by No Comments
And the Color of the Year Is…

When it comes to fashion and style, the color of the year 2013 is emerald green. Who says? Pantone, a standardized color system, that provides a palette of 1,114 colors each identified by a three or four-digit number.

It was originally designed for the graphics industry, but today it is used for a wide-range of industries including fashion, couture, and home interior.

Emerald is a vivid color and goes well with all skin tones. For centuries, emerald green was a color that represented healing and unity. Pantone carries this concept to the present, saying the color of the year “enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight as well as promoting balance and harmony.”

I’m not sure about that, but I do like the rich but happy color. It’s a color found in nature and will translate well in fashion and home interiors. When it comes to fashion, green is not new. It’s popularity has been on the rise for several seasons in fashion and couture.

It’s an elegant color that works well for formal wear and accessories, and yet it is a strong color that is already being used in men’s sportswear, ties, and more. Expect to see it featured on the runway by designers including Marimekko, Tracy Reese, Nanette Lepore, and others.

Maybelline Color Tattoo

Maybelline emerald Color Tattoo

The color has already made its debut on the cosmetic wheel with products like Maybelline’s emerald green Color Tattoo eye shadow, Avon’s Glimmersticks emerald eyeliner, and Mineral Essence’s emerald Matte Eye Shadow to name a few.

This really is good news, because emerald green is compatible for all eye colors. For once we can all wear what’s in and look good. It’s already available in nail polish, too!

I like the thought of adding this color to my home interior, too, particularly my bedroom. Sounds like a perfect springtime project. It’s a color that is supposed to re-energize, and enhance my sense of well being. What better way to start the day than to wake up feeling all that!

Photo credits: love Maegan,

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Donna Sundblad resides in NW Georgia where she serves as the president of the Writer’s Alliance of Georgia. Her most recent book, The Inheritance, was nominated for the 2012 Epic eBook award.

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