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Enjoy Emerald Green, Pantone's Color of the Year for 2013

Promote balance and harmony with the jewel tone

"The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world."

Pantone, the global authority in color, announced that Emerald, a vivid verdant green, is the color of 2013. To choose the color of the year, Pantone looks to the entertainment industry and films, traveling art collections, hot new artists, travel destinations, technology, new textures and effects, and even sports events. They say emerald enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight, as well as promoting balance and harmony—can you think of anything happier for your new year? We encourage you to put a little emerald in your life today, this month, this year.

Emerald in Fashion
The prevalence of green has been steadily rising for several seasons now, in both women's and men's fashion, particularly in women's couture and men's sportswear, knitwear, and ties. Emerald can be worn throughout the year, in different shades and fabrics, so if you're shopping in the new year, look for something new in emerald.

Emerald in Beauty
Emerald works on all eye colors: it enhances green eyes, is compatible with blue eyes, emphasizes the green undertone in hazel eyes, and intensifies brown eyes. Combine with peaches, pinks, roses, ruby reds, and aubergines for maximum impact. Green hues on nails is on-trend this season as well.

Emerald in Homes
Emerald paint creates a luxurious feel in entryways, powder rooms, dining rooms or studies. It's also an excellent accent wall color for living rooms or bedroom, and bedding, pillows, bath towels, and accessories in Emerald add a refreshing pop. 
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