Sunday, March 31, 2013

Emerald: The Pantone 2013 Color of the Year

If you haven’t already heard, the Pantone 2013 color of the year is Emerald. “Lively. Radiant. Lush…A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” According to Pantone, Emerald will and is already being shown across the board in clothing, interior accessories, fabrics and makeup. Do you have some emerald or green clothing items you haven’t worn in a while? Pull them out and wear them. You will be on the leading edge of color style in fashion. Maybe you are looking for a little change in your living room or bedroom. Emerald may be just the color you want to pull in to freshen up your space.


I’ve always wondered who gets the interesting job of choosing names for paint colors and who actually has the authority to choose the Color of the Year for the world. The entire world of fashion, automobiles and interiors takes their cue from this company. They don’t take their job lightly. Thousands of hours of research and filtering are done to determine what the color of the year will be. Pantone has been the world's color authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers.


Let’s keep our eyes peeled for color trends we see in fashion, interiors and automobiles to see if we can guess what the 2014 Color of the Year will be.

1 comment:

  1. For probably the last 20 years Leatrice Eiseman has been the Director of the Pantone Color Institute. She leads the decision making process in choosing the Pantone Color of the Year. You can find out more about Lea at