The Pantone of 2013: Emerald Green

Our design editor Michelle Chasey reveals this years IT colour. From interior design to the catwalk… 

This year’s colour is Emerald Green; lively, bold and radiant. It’s a colour which is both elegant and beautiful. Pantone 17-5641 provides a sense of balance and harmony. I believe this to be true in any of it’s applications.

This year, we will see Emerald as a prominent colour in fashion, design, decor and home interior trends. Without a doubt, Emerald is the perfect colour to  provide calm, serenity and balance in any home or interior design. Eatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone color institute® says: ‘The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum… 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.’

The great news: even if you do not want to use a lot of emerald in your interior you could always look to touch your space with a few small accents:

The Design Fairy

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