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Pantone Announces Emerald As Color of the Year in 2013

Pantone has had a long standing tradition of choosing a Color of the Year that they feel will define what lies ahead and will best offer what the world needs the most in that year. Instead of just looking at the visual and aesthetic aspects of it, Pantone actually analyzes the psychological side of things and the implications a color has on individuals and their mood.

That is precisely why Pantone has picked Emerald for 2013 as they believe that unlike last year, when they opted for Tangerine Tango which signified change and movement, the world needs stability, prosperity and harmony; something that Emerald perfectly epitomizes.

Colorful living room with emerald accents

by Rikki Snyder /via Houzz

One cannot really underestimate the impact of color on human minds and while we often talk about nice pleasant shades for our interiors to create a soothing and relaxing atmosphere at our home, the same can be said for other occasions and places as well. According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color, the reasons for choosing Emerald were that it signifies balance, well being and richness; but the choice was also based on the composition of Emerald.

Since it is a combination of blue and yellow, there is a wonderful blend of tranquility and warmth and considering the current volatile political and economic situations, it is hard to argue against the message that Emerald conveys.

Decorating with emerald – color of the year

by Garrison Hullinger / photo credit: blackstoneedge.com

Emerald pillows, a brown sofa and brown walls with a white mantle fireplace

by Interior Design by id 810 design group / Alexander Johnson Photography

Like always, we’re sure designers and experts are ready to wrap up Emerald in various little nuggets so that you can embrace it and invite it into your own homes.

As you probably know, Pantone picked Tangerine Tango in 2012, Honeysuckle as its color of the year in 2011,  and Turquoise in 2010. Which is your favorite color?

Walls are Green Bay color from Sherwin Williams Emerald collection

“Dinner at Tiffany’s” – urban i.d.

Emerald throw pillows work well with neutral colors

by Cristi Holcombe

Luxury bedroom with emerald pillows to balance the neutral black and white

by Edwin Pepper Interiors / Photo by: Alise O’Brien Photography

Adding emerald elements to a toddler room

by Natalie Younger Interior Design

Modern emerald wall art

by capsuledesigns / Lucas Finlay Photography

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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