Go Green: Emerald Announced as the 2013 Color of the Year

Pantone Color Institute® recently introduced 2013′s Color of the Year… *drum roll*… Emerald 17-5641! We can’t necessary say we saw this coming, as the radiant hue comes on the coat tales of 2012′s go-to color, Tangerine Tango. None the less as an earth tone and natural “feel good” color, I see 2013 being a year in which my endless list of resolutions may come to fruition. Finding my core and inner chi was a topper and with soul soothing emerald’s lingering about that may not be a far stretch.

“The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum. 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.”

- Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®


We’re anticipating a year of much needed chromotherapy. Check out ahead of the curve emerald looks from Spring 2013 runway shows, along with cosmetics that will help you get the look!

Emerald on the Runway

Band of Outsiders Spring 2013 RTW

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 RTW

Kenzo Spring 2013 RTW

Proenza Schouler Spring 2013 RTW

Saint Laurent Spring 2013 RTW

Sherri Hill - Nika Formals

Emerald Infused Beauty Looks

Emerald Dust Mineral Eyeshadow

Sonia Kashuk Nail Color Fall Shades, $4.79 - China Glaze Emerald Sparkle Nail Lacquer, $3 – $6

Emerald Makeup Must-Haves



Image Sources: Vogue CollectionsCheek Chicks

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