Pantone has just released it's color of the year for 2013 and it is the lively and radiant, lush EMERALD green - PANTONE 17-5641!
Emerald is a vivid green that enhances our sense of well-being by inspiring insight and promoting balance and harmony. It is most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is luxurious and sophisticated. This luminous and magnificent hue has been the color of new life, growth, renewal and prosperity in many religions and cultures and represents healing and unity as well. Green is definitely the color regeneration.
Green has been prevalent in fashion for several seasons and has been increasingly seen on the the red carpet and in couture markets. Appropriate for every occasion, Emerald has a classic elegance that makes for striking women's formal and everyday wear as well as accessories. Emerald also makes a strong statement in menswear. See PANTONE's Fashion Color Report for Spring 2013 where Emerald will be affluent and it will continue to make a statement, as always, into Fall and Winter.