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Pantone Announces Emerald as 2013 Color of the Year

Pantone has announced that 17-5641 Emerald is their 2013 Color of the Year. This color, associated with balance and harmony will be showcased in a variety of industries including fashion and textiles.

As Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute and specs+spaces® guest blogger, points out, “Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum. 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."

To read more in-depth reporting on Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year, go to their website.

All images courtesy of Pantone LLC