December 22, 2012

2013 Colour Trend: Emerald!

It's that time of year again! Getting ready for 2013 and discovering the colour of the year is Pantone 17-5641 Emerald!

Why Emerald you ask? Pantone researches across the globe the colour influences which reflect what is going on in society at that point in time and predict what is to come. Areas of colour influence include the entertainment and film industry, travelling art collections, hot new artists, travel destinations and socio-economic conditions, technology, new textures and even sports which stand out across the world. Pantone influences the fashion, home and industrial design and graphic design industries.

Emerald in particular is associated with the gemstone, one of the most valuable of them all. Elegant and sophisticated, Emerald has been the colour of beauty and new life across various cultures and religions. Known as the colour of growth, renewal and prosperity this colour represents regeneration, healing and unity.

The human eye can see more green than any other colour in the spectrum. In today's highly complex world this colour's powerful and beautiful tone can be adapted easily to fashion and home interiors.

Suitable for every occasion in FASHION, Emerald lends itself to striking formalwear, as seen on the red carpet of late, but also for everyday wear and accessories. Even in men's sportswear, knitwear and ties, Emerald is making a strong statement. 

Regarding COSMETICS, Emerald can add a bit of drama to all eye colours. It enhances green eyes, is agreeable with blue eyes and emphasizes the green undertones in hazel eyes. It can intensify brown eyes, making them appear deeper! Give it a go! I have the 'Angelina' green earrings, if I get the chance I'll try some Emerald eye shadow too!

For INTERIOR DESIGN & HOMEWARES, Emerald will enhance your sense of well-being at home, either as a feature wall, accents or accessories. Beautiful and luxurious, it especially suits the entryway, dining room, study or living room. Perfect as an accent in a kitchen or dining room with Emerald dinnerware and appliances.

To read more, check out the official Pantone site:

I wish you all a lovely Christmas and wonderful 2013, make sure you let Emerald be a part of it!

Belinda x

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