Pantone’s Newest Color of the Year: Emerald

Pantone 17-5641 Emerald

Pantone 17-5641 Emerald

CARLSTADT, N.J.–Emerald eyes will be smiling next year.

Pantone has named emerald 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,” the company said in a statement.

“Green is 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.”