Pantone Names Its Colors of 2013

Get ready to style your way into some blue, because Pantone has officially declared that Monaco Blue will be the color of the year in 2013!

The hue is offically described as, “not a bright cobalt or sapphire blue, Monaco Blue falls somewhere in between with a shot of sparkle.” A touch of sparkle, a hint of glam? We're sold. The chosen color leads the pack of 9 additional touches which will dominate fashion over the Spring 2013 season, none of which are a surprise after Fashion Week's runways. Dusk Blue, Emerald, Grayed Jade, Linen, Poppy Red, African Violet, Tender Shoots, Lemon Zest and Nectarine combine to bring concrete names to the color palette we'll be embracing over the next few months.

As the last hints of Tangerine Tango – Pantone's official color of 2012 – make their way into outfits, we're looking forward to a very blue year!