Pantone Colour of the Year 2013: Emerald 17-5641

December 07, 2012

Pantone - Emerald 17-5641
It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. Yesterday PANTONE announced their choice for the colour of the year 2013. Their choice is Emerald (17-5641) which they describe as a lively, radiant and lush green – a sophisticated and luxurious colour which is also the colour of growth, renewal and prosperity.

As I did with their choice for 2012 – I thought I’d gather a few ways you could add some of that lively green to your life right now:

colour of the year 2013 - Pantone emerald 17-5641
From top left: PotNapkinClockRugRingRugPillowPlatePillowChairRug
I cannot tell you how excited I am that a shade of Green is the colour of the year. I LOVE green, and not just because I’m Irish ;). I’ve had this picture pinned forever and I love it – the emerald green is a lovely contrast to the cream and black.
Charm home designs - Green and black room
Via Charm Home Design
I’ve got bedside lamps with green dots on them, and I’ve been trying to put together my bedroom for a couple of years, but I’ve found green rather hard to find in fabrics and linens (at least at the stores I frequent). Hopefully this will change as the year goes on, and green will be easier to find as retailers take their cue from Pantone – just like they did in 2012.

What do you think of their choice? Are you loving it like I am, or are you wishing they picked something else?

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  1. So what was all the talk by the Para Paints folks about Monaco Blue..? I'm confused... Were they just guessing?

    But in any case, yay for green! I like green much better than purple-y blue :)

  2. I think they said the Monaco blue was the High Fashion colour? I like the green better anyhow, so I'm happy!

  3. LOVE emerald green. It's my fave. So happy it's getting it's due!

  4. I love green and the colour they've chosen is especially rich and beautiful. But... unfortunately the husband pretty much despises green and since it's his house too... there's very little - perhaps none! - in our house and that's unlikely to change. Sigh... the sacrifices one makes for a happy relationship...!


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