Pantone Color of the Year for 2013: Emerald

emerald green pantone color of the year 2013

Radiant, jewel-toned Emerald promotes balance and harmony

Pantone LLC announced PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, 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.

Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. 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.”

As I am so inspired by nature and the natural world we HAD to begin our look at this color by starting in the garden. Leaves, garden stools and garden tools inspire and are inspired by the color green.

emerald green in the garden leaves

Emeral Green Garden Stool

 {Garden Stool from About.com}

“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.”

Moving from the garden through the entranceway and into your home, Emerald Green bring a luxury to your Doorway and Front entranceway.

Emerald Green Planters

{Planters from Fireside Antiques }

emerald-green-front-door-1

{Image courtesy of Franki Durbin }

Emerald for Interiors Enhance your sense of well-being at home by rejuvenating the interior with Emerald paint, accents and accessories. This jewel-like hue will create a luxurious feel in an entryway, powder room, dining room or study, and bring life to a living room as an accent wall. Add a splash of color to the kitchen and dining room areas with Emerald dinnerware, stemware and appliances.”

I love the image below because it utilizes mirror images to showcase the Emerald Green outside, on the velvet couch and also in the glass mirror on the wall.

Emerald Green Livingroom and outside view

Moving on to the kitchen and dining room we see the color come to life in cake stands, glassware, and centerpieces.

emerald green cake stand

{cake stand image courtesy of news-press.com}

Emerald Green Glassware from Williams-Sonoma

{glassware image courtesy of Williams-Sonoma}

bells-of-ireland-Emerald Green Centerpieces

{Bells of Ireland Centerpiece Inspiration}

 2013 is going to be a year filled with good fortune and prosperity and we look forward to searching for and providing you with everything you need to create your own appealing plan. {See more of this fantastic color by following us on our Emerald Pinterest Board}

Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2013: PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald via read the release in its entirety on their website Press Release …more…

 

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4 Responses to Pantone Color of the Year for 2013: Emerald

  1. Jen McLaughlin May 28, 2013 at 4:14 PM #

    I LOVE this color. Every photo you chose for this article left me saying, “Yes!” … Especially that velvet couch.

    • An Appealing Plan May 29, 2013 at 4:35 PM #

      Jen ~ SO glad you connected with it. Succulents are amazing. Do you have them in your home now??

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