Pantone reveals the color of the year for 2013!

What makes a designer jump out of bed in the morning?  Reading the press release from Pantone in her inbox announcing the color of the year for 2013:
PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald


“Green is 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 are your feelings about this color?  Do you already have emerald in your home?
  In your wardrobe?  
I believe design reflects life, and with the state of the world we could all use a little renewal, energy, and richness.  I believe this year's color choice will be more universally loved than the past few years.

For more than a decade, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Past colors include:

 I am thrilled with Pantone's choice! I've been obsessed with deep green and I think it's a very versatile color that easily works well with nearly every style decor.  Here are a few ways I've added emerald around our home in the last year.

Thoughts?  Are you happy with Emerald as the color for 2013?

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  1. I'm thrilled with this color choice!! Green is comfortable and I think people can feel at ease knowing that green can really work in so many ways. Looking at past colors, I would gravitate toward Emerald Green first out of the past 5 years of color choices. And I'm not a big tea drinker, but the Le Creuset tea kettle in "fennel" is so pretty :)

  2. I absolutely adore this shade of green. Its so rich and royal you only need to wear earrings in this colour or have a statement vase in the room for it to really look great :)

  3. SO excited! Green in general has to be one of my favorite colors, but this particular hue has always topped the list...especially because I'm a May baby and this is my birthstone (c;

  4. Love the color choice. Have several shades of green in my home, but nothing as stunning as the emerald green. I'm a May baby as well and have green eyes!

  5. All I can say is Pantone made a great choice. Also love that green earthenware pottery in one of the photos. Green is my favorite color!

  6. I love green and especially the emerald shade!

  7. When I saw this announcement, I immediately thought of you! I do like emerald, but it's a bit too strong for me, and reminds me of my high school colors (which were emerald and white). Not a fan of using it, probably because of that. When we bought our current house, it was emerald green with white trim. I felt like I needed to sing the school song ever day, lol. I LOVE to see what people do with emerald, but I just can't use it. Green is my favorite color to decorate with and my home is filled with green, just not that hue. But you, my friend, know how to rock it!!

  8. I have always loved green, but rarely use this shade. I LOVE it in your bedroom photos!

  9. I was sooo excited to hear this as well and had to even pat myself on the back for adding a pop of it in my dining room earlier this year. And Im sure you did the same thing with your awesome sofa choice- we are so cool right? LOL :-)

  10. I just painted my back door with emerald stripes!!! yay, I'm finally ahead of the color curve! I'm crazy for the color, but I always am when Pantone announces a new one.

  11. I was just talking with my sister today about doing a guest blog post about the 2013 color of the year. Always love pops of emerald. It's so rich. I want me a pair of those peep-toe emerald-green shoes...with a white shirt + jeans...perfection. So glad I found your blog. Come visit me... I'm decorating my house too. www.besostyle.com


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