Emerald Green: 2013 Pantone Color of the Year

Every December Pantone picks the “new color of the year”. If you are not familiar with Pantone Inc; it is a corporation in New Jersey that is best known for its Pantone Matching System (PMS) which in used in many industries that manufacture paint, plastics and fabric. For 2013, Pantone’s color is emerald green. It is lively as well as radiant and lush. This color is known to enhance our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.

How do they choose a color of the year?  According to Pantone, they scout out different cultures and influences around the globe looking for inspiration.

What does it mean to fashion and the home furnishings industry when they choose a color? It means that this year you will see a surge of this color in everything from handbags and shoes to fabrics and household items.


Pantone 2013 Color of the Year


             Handbag – Marc Jacobs – Rio Satchel Bag /Dinnerware – C Wonder
            Nail Polish – L’oreal / Trench Coat – Burberry/ Vases- Global Views
                 Earrings – Etsy / Shoes – Cole Haan/ Garden Seat – Emissary
                               Tile – Ann Sacks / Wallpaper – Cole and Sons