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Pantone predicts emerald will be hot in ’13



Radiant, jewel-toned emerald promotes balance and harmony


Pantone, the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries, predicts PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green,will be the Colour of the Year for 2013 when it comes to fashions and home accessories. (It will also look great with the decor colour of the year Lemon Sorbet!)


Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the colour of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. It’s also the colour of growth, renewal and prosperity – no other colour conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.


“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.”


Emerald for Fashion

Emerald’s classic elegance makes for striking and irresistible women’s formal and everyday wear as well as accessories. Emerald also makes a strong statement in men’s sportswear, knitwear and ties.


Emerald for Beauty

Equally harmonious on the cosmetic colour wheel, Emerald dramatizes all eye colors as it beautifully enhances green eyes, is compatible to blue eyes, emphasizes the green undertone in hazel eyes and intensifies brown eyes to make them appear deeper. Emerald is also a perfect complement to peaches, pinks, roses, ruby reds and aubergines – offering a variety of lipstick and blush options. For those who want to sparkle and stand out, Emerald is the perfect punctuation point in nail colour because of its complementary nature.

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