What makes a designer jump out of bed in the morning? Reading the press release from Pantone in her inbox announcing the color of the year for 2013:
PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald
“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.”
What are your feelings about this color? Do you already have emerald in your home?
In your wardrobe?
I believe design reflects life, and with the state of the world we could all use a little renewal, energy, and richness. I believe this year's color choice will be more universally loved than the past few years.
For more than a decade, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Past colors include:
I am thrilled with Pantone's choice! I've been obsessed with deep green and I think it's a very versatile color that easily works well with nearly every style decor. Here are a few ways I've added emerald around our home in the last year.
Thoughts? Are you happy with Emerald as the color for 2013?
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