Pantone 2013 Color of the Year is Emerald

Emerald green is the new Pantone color of the year for 2013! An emerald green lamp and decorative green throw pillows are two ways you can work emerald hues into your living space. Emerald is  "lively, radiant, and lush. A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our  sense of well-being, balance, and harmony", according to Pantone.

Emerald can energize (when paired with citrusy-green hues); provide a nod to our heritage (picture it with deep forest greens and rich plaids); or become truly radiant (when matched with intense cobalt blue or crisp black).

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"The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "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."

What do you think of Emerald, the Pantone 2013 Color of the Year? Is this a liveable hue that will find a way into your home?

Emerald shopping guide: Succulent Arrangement; Green Retro Clock; Greens Bold Stripe Ovo Table Lamp; Green Glass Accent Lamp; Esque 4" Emerald Green Candle; Kite 20" Square Green Ikat Throw Pillow.

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