Fashion Colour of the Year 2013 is Emerald
Posted on January 1, 2013
The fashion colour of the year 2013 is Emerald. Every year Pantone picks a fashion colour of the year and for 2013 the colour is Emerald. So in the world of colours, it’s goodbye Tangerine Tango, and hello Emerald.
Fashion Colour of the Year 2013 is Emerald (Pantone 17-5641)
Emerald is the color of the year for 2013, according to Pantone, the colour standards division of Kentwood-based X-Rite Inc. The colour is known more formally as Pantone 17-5641. Not only will you see this abundant hue cropping up in next season’s fashions, cosmetics and home decor, but the trend is likely to manifest in other areas pertinent to many of you, such as photo albums, wedding decor, bridesmaid dresses and prom gowns.
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 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 colour 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 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 colour to the kitchen and dining room areas with Emerald dinnerware, stemware and appliances.
Emerald for Beauty
Equally harmonious on the cosmetic colour wheel, Emerald dramatizes all eye colours 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.
Lively. Radiant. Lush… A colour of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.
Emerald fits another over-riding trend for 2013: A longing for luxury.
Emerald for Fashion
The prevalence of green has been steadily rising for several seasons, especially in the fashion and couture markets, and even on the red carpet. Appropriate for every occasion, 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. Fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Colour Report Spring 2013, including Tracy Reese, Nanette Lepore, Barbara Tfank, NAHM and Marimekko, are incorporating Emerald into their spring collections. Balanced yet sophisticated, Emerald enlivens all colours in the spectrum and will continue to make a statement beyond spring and summer into autumn and winter.
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