Friday, January 4

Pantone Color of the Year; Emerald 17-5641

When Pantone announced 2013's color of year I was so excited! I love emerald and I feel like its such an underrated color. It's lush and gorgeous, just like the verdant nature from which it derives, and looks great on everyone!

“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®

It's also a color that surrounds me on a daily basis here in the Paciffic Northwest. It's verdancy encompasses you.

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Emerald is a fascinating color. There is a familiar yet otherworldly quality about it... When Dorothy first sees the Emerald City in Oz she feels amazement, fascination, and relief. I think we relate to that. Lots of colors are bold and vibrant but almost attack the eyes with their intensity. Emerald is a bold vibrant color that cajoles and soothes while maintaining its mystery.

So here's to a year of emerald. May your year be a green and gorgeous one!



(Images via Pantone,, and Missydressy)


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