Emerald, radiant, lush green announced as the Color of the Year for 2013

The prevalence of green has been steadily rising for several seasons, especially in the fashion and couture markets, and even on the red carpet. Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announced PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, lush green, as the Color of the Year for 2013.

The 2012 Color of the Year, PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango, a spirited, reddish orange, provided the energy boost we needed to recharge and move forward. Emerald, a vivid, verdant green, enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight, as well as promoting balance and harmony, stated Pantone.

“Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “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.”

Fashion color report spring 2013: