Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald Green

color-of-the-year-pantone-emerald-interior-design-green-2013I am pretty sure that you have already found out that this year’s color is emerald!

“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.”

“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.” (source)

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You know…among the first things that came into my mind when I heard about Pantone’s decision was Angelina Jolie’s dress at the 2011 Golden Globes. It’s still my favorite dress that she has worn on the red carpet. I like it better than her last year’s gown. Therefore I felt it would be proper mentioning her as she is know for wearing emerald green details, jewelry mostly: picture 1, 2, 3. I also remember that Mila Kunis wore an emerald green dress on the red carpet that year as well.

Blogs and websites dedicated to interior design/architecture have already come up with collections of pictures of beautiful emerald green decors which are worth checking out:

Interior Design Links:

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You probably remember that last year’s color, as decided by the Pantone experts, was Tangerine Tango. Unlike this reddish orange hue that together with pastels had a consistent impact on the runway in 2012 and still does this season, emerald green hasn’t necessarily been embraced by designers as obviously as last year’s color. In fact, as I was going through their spring 2013 collections, I realized that the presence of green in any form is hardly there. The collections revolve mostly around the same concepts as last year: black, white and grey, pastels, vibrant floral and digital prints, geometric forms ( see Louis Vuitton – checks, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger – stripes etc.). I am looking forward to the fall 2013 collections.

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Street Style: Green Accents

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pictures: interior design via freshome.com & desiretoinspire.net / jewelry via  aureliebidermann.com/ runway photos via style.com & vogue.com/ street style: 3 photo set via modehunter.com & Ezgi Kiramer via Le 21eme

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