Pantone, provider of professional color standards for the design industries, has announced Emerald as 2013′s Color of the Year. The vibrant hue is often associated with sophistication, luxury, beauty and new life.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a press release, “Green is the most abundant hue in nature — the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum. As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. 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.”
“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.”
Fashion designers Tracy Reese, Nanette Lepore, Barbara Tfank, NAHM and Marimekko, are incorporating Emerald into their spring collections.
Sephora will be launching its limited edition 2013 Color of the Year beauty collection exclusively at Sephora in March. It will feature a variety of products in Emerald, including eye shadow, nail polish and accessories.
JCPenney will incorporate the magnificent green color to their beddings, accessories, pillows and towels in February.
Benjamin Moore, an American paint company owned by Berkshire Hathaway, announced its own color of the year for 2013 – Lemon Sorbet.
The company said on its website, “Our Color of the Year for 2013 is the perfect transitional color between the mid-tones and saturated colors seen in today’s home furnishings and the softer, lighter pastels which are emerging for 2013. This beautiful yellow harmonizes with other trending pastels in the mint, coral, pink, blue, and vanilla families. Uplifting without being overpowering, lemon sorbet complements almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.”