Pantone Names Its 2013 Color of the Year


Pantone has released their color of the year for 2013 and drumroll please…its emerald! Pantone describes the shade as “Lively. Radiant. Lush…. a color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony”. Sophisticated and luxurious, emerald is often associated with gemstones and according to Pantone it’s also the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. We’ve already spotted emerald on the runways and can’t wait until this shade starts appearing in our outfits. Emerald leads the pack of colors we’ll be seeing a lot of during the coming year, dusk blue, grayed jade, linen, poppy red, African Violet, tender shoots, lemon zest, and nectarine. The 2012 color of the year, tangerine tango, popped up in our makeup pallets when Sephora and Pantone collaborated for the Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Collection. Here’s hoping for another glam collaboration – this time in emerald! Check out our favorite picks in this haute hue.

Clockwise from left:
1. Kenzo casual pants, available at for $298
2. Collection Cashmere mini cable sweater, available at J.Crew for $178
3. Gianvito Rossi wedge, available at for $335
4. H.R. rose gold emerald stud earrings, available at la garçonne for $198
5. Ribbed peplum top, available at Dorothy Perkins for $14
6. Jimmy Choo candy glitter-print acrylic clutch, available at for $650
7. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel short dress, available at for $302
8. Michael Kors Collection clutch with lock, available at for $450
9. Charlotte Olympia 'Paloma' pump, available at for $676
10. Ava satin pumps, available at J.Crew for $285
11. Flippa K long sleeve sweater, available at for $142
12. Kenneth Jay Lane crystal bracelet, available at for $89
13. N° 21 short dress, available at for $590
14. Open cable knit beret, available at Charlotte Russe for $8
15. Marc Jacobs unisex cashmere gloves, available at for $35