Pantone Announces 2013 Color of the Year

Pantone 2013 color of the year emeraldAs a company that likes to keep up with current trends, we are always looking forward to Pantone’s Color of the Year announcement. It’s never a color chosen lightly. Combing the world for influences from film, art, fashion, travel, and even technology, Pantone’s process is lengthy and thoughtful. So, “what is the color?” you ask. It’s — drumroll please — Emerald (or PANTONE 17-5641 for us color nerds).

Following last year’s Tangerine Tango, which was all about recharging and moving forward, Emerald reinforces this idea while also promoting balance and harmony. “Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. The brilliant and luxurious perception of Emerald also brings along a sense of healing, rejuvenation and renewal.

Imagine bringing this jewel-like hue into your home. Whether on the walls in an entryway, bedroom, or dining room, or as bright pops of color throughout, using Emerald can bring a sense of tranquility and well-being into your space.

As you might expect, I’ve taken the liberty of compiling some of our favorite Emerald color art that would look great in any home.

Modern Flower IV by Laura Gunn

Modern Flower IV by Laura Gunn

Suburban Perspective I by Sean Jacobs

Suburban Perspective I by Sean Jacobs

 

Red Poppies I by Kim Coulter

Red Poppies I by Kim Coulter

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