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10 Hottest Color Palettes to Incorporate Emerald- the Color of the Year 2013 in our Space

Tourmaline and Opal are my birthstones and I so love them. And although I am not a May born girl, yet I love my Emeralds too.

This year we can see Emerald everywhere.  We have all seen glamorous models walking the ramp in green…of course, we do get the message…a lot of us are thinking green these days.

Recently I got a chance to check out products from some companies that are using a lot of Emerald in their products, that have either been launched or are about to show up in the market very soon.  Here are some color palettes which will be dominating the home fashion scenario for the whole of 2013. Check them out and feel free to download them and incorporate Emerald in your space in some or the other way. I believe you will all love this happening change.

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Power of Green: Pantone’s Webinar on Color of the Year 2013- EMERALD

The BUZZ has begun. Buzz around Emerald… Pantone’s Color of the Year 2013, everyone wants to know why and how Emerald came to be pronounced as the most fashionable color for the coming year. I buzz…why not?

The most desired and sought after color happens to be Pantone’s color of the year, each year. So does that make Emerald the most happening color in demand? Well, certainly!

Looking at the manifestations of what we get to see in the world we live in, socially, emotionally, visually…Green is definitely what anyone would consider the best choice, keeping in mind the justified anxious concerns of global warming and Earth conservation.

Image Courtesy: “Power of Green” Webinar by Pantone

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Why just design, I think from fashion to beauty, from home to food, every industry is trying to make a clear choice and inculcating all sorts of green practices. Every industry wishes to capitalize on great psychological traits of this trendy color and incorporate it in their latest product line. So let us all take it a step further, get hold of our responsibility and make some delightful lifestyle choices.

Thinking of the green revolution, Pantone wanted to have a suitable green to serve as their most stylish and trendy color for 2013, and looking around and observing great brands, a team of global color experts could see it everywhere. From interiors to runways, from cosmetics to visual merchandise, Emerald started pulling the team’s attention many seasons ago. From food menus to designer stuff, from high-end jewellery to influential make-up brands, Emerald appeared everywhere….even green hair made its way in the fashion and style arena, a kind of short lived fashion of the 1960’s, a hip-hop style, that took pride in its extreme looks. Emerald is also making its presence felt  in the kitchen, housewares and table stories…so on and so forth.

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Chevy has offered up its new Emerald Camero as a 2013 alternative to the Jaguar’s ticket price that requires a whole different category of green.

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From historic annals to Renaissance paintings, from the most exciting influences of the 20th century, Pantone derived its inspiration for the color Emerald from a lot of things. From the Cubist works of art in the 20’s, to the 30’s release of innovative Technicolor film version of The Wizard of Oz; from Edward Hopper’s paintings of the 40’s, to the first flourishing style of Indian influence in the 60’s; from the 80’s when Ralph Lauren pitched his hat into the designing orbit to restore and revive Emerald as the most sought-after trend….to the 90’s color influence where Emerald green transformed into citrusy greens…Emerald held tight its influence everywhere. It was in the 2000’s that darker and deeper greens came into much extensive use. It was an Emerald green that Steve Jobs chose as the green member of his jewel tone showcase of apple G3 computers.

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And today when we are entering 2013, Emerald again happens to catch everyone’s imagination….so let us all live in the moment and celebrate the color by thinking green today…Think Green- Think Emerald!

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Pantone Color of the Year 2013:EMERALD (Pantone-17-5641)

The biggest color thing that we all have been desperately waiting for….is right here! Pantone just announced it’s Color of the Year for 2013 and below are the latest updates. For ideas about incorporating Emerald into our lives, please read my next blog post.

“Lively. Radiant. Lush…

A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”

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The 2012 color of the year, PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, provided the energy boost we needed to recharge and move forward. 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 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.

“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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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 Color 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 colors in the spectrum and will continue to make a statement beyond spring and summer into fall and winter.

Emerald for Beauty
Equally harmonious on the cosmetic color wheel, Emerald dramatizes all eye colors 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 color because of its complementary nature.

Sephora and Pantone proudly announce the SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE™ 2013 Color of the Year beauty collection featuring PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, which will be available exclusively at Sephora in March 2013. Sharing a strong passion for how color can transform a face, mood or even an attitude, Sephora and Pantone continue to change how consumers wear, feel and think about color through the second annual radiant and modern Color of the Year beauty collection.

“At Sephora, we pride ourselves on giving our clients first access to what’s on trend – whether that’s a color, a formula or an ingredient story. With the 2013 Color of the Year collection, we achieve all of the above and we couldn’t have a better partner than Pantone,” said Margarita Arriagada, senior vice president of merchandising for Sephora.

The limited edition 2013 Color of the Year beauty collection features a variety of products in Emerald, including eye shadow, nail polish and accessories, and will be available at Sephora stores across the U.S., Sephora inside JCP and Sephora.com.

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 color to the kitchen and dining room areas with Emerald dinnerware, stemware and appliances.

Enliven your home with Pantone bedding, pillows, bath towels and accessories in Emerald available exclusively at jcpenney stores and on jcp.com beginning Feb. 1, 2013.

“As we re-energize our home department next spring, we are excited to partner with the leading authority on color to introduce the first-ever line of Pantone bedding and bath products,” said Paul Rutenis, jcpenney general merchandise manager for home. “The cheerful array of on-trend pieces will make it easy for customers to infuse the perfect color into any home décor.”