"Lively. Radiant. Lush…
A color of elegance and beauty that
enhances our sense of well-being,
balance and harmony."
PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald,
a lively, radiant, lush green, is the Color of the Year for 2013.
Emerald, a vivid verdant green, enhances our sense of well-being further
by inspiring insight as well as promoting balance and harmony.
Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception
of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous,
magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many
cultures and religions. Also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity,
no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many
countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.
"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."