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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Emerald: 2013 Pantone Color of the Year

PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, is the Color of the Year for 2013
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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. 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.

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"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."

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The color emerald green is being unveiled today as the next Pantone color of the year. The annual color proclamation is closely followed by the design industry, and emerald is already starting to show up across a wide swath of products — clothes, dishes, furniture and even cars.

 2013's color of the year

"Diamonds may be forever, but emeralds are for 2013." ~The Wall Street Journal's Christina Binkley 

(c) Pantone.com; wjs.com

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