Color of the year for 2013 revealed
By Brittany Anas
If you’re the type who wishes you could keep your Christmas tree up year-round, we’ve got some consoling news for you: Emerald green has been dubbed the color of 2013. Every December, Pantone — which provides pro color standards for the design industry — puts out its color-of-the-year forecast.
This year’s color is a lush jewel tone that’s universally flattering on all skin tones and that we see a lot of during the holiday season. But, designers like Tracy Reese and Nanette Leopre will be incorporating emerald into their spring collections, according to Pantone.
“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, in a news release.
For 2012, Pantone picked Tangerine Tango as it’s color of the year. Honeysuckle, turquoise, mimosa, blue iris and chili pepper have been picked previously.
Here’s how to rock the color of the year.
On your nails: An emerald polish makes for a perfect manicure for winter. Try Essie’s “Trophy Wife” for a shimmery deep green. To dress it up a little, add a splash of a silver or gold glitter polish on the tips. It doesn’t have to be neat. In fact the less uniform, the better. Use sparingly to accent the green. Essie polishes are sold all over, including Walgreens and Target.
Duo tone: Remember mint, the most popular girl last spring? She’s still relevant. Try mixing an emerald-colored piece with another that’s mint-toned for a gorgeous duo-toned outfit.
Color block: Emerald is versatile. Some unexpected colors that it plays well with is the 2012 color of the year — tangerine. (Though, you better know something about Florida football — because you’ll likely get mistaken as a fan when you wear dark green + orange). Here’s a primer: The Gators is Florida’s mascot and they are playing against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl.
In the summer, emerald looks beautiful with other jewel tones like pinks and purples. And, in autumn, try paring it with neutrals or leopard print.
Jewel tone as jewels:
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