The Colour for 2013 is Emerald

The Colour for 2013 is Emerald green.

 “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”

Pantone 2013




The 2012 Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango, was described by Pantone as a ‘spirited, reddish orange”, it was a colour that provided energy to recharge and move forward.

Whereas Emerald, a ‘vivid, verdant green’, as described by Pantone will enhance our sense of well being, inspire insight, and promote balance and harmony in our lives.

Emerald can conjure thoughts of the Emerald Isle, Leprechauns but is mostly associated with exquisite brilliant, precious gemstones that are perceived as sophisticated and luxurious. In our history, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life. It’s also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity – green conveys regeneration more than any other colour. Though out history, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.




 Emerald for Fashion

In the fashion and couture markets, the prevalence of green has been steadily rising for several seasons, even on the red carpet.  Emerald is a colour appropriate for every occasion, with its classic elegance, it makes for striking and irresistible women’s formal and everyday wear as well as accessories. In men’s sportswear, knitwear and ties Emerald makes a strong statement. This is a colour that is balanced yet sophisticated, it enlivens all colors in the spectrum and it is predicted to continue to make a statement beyond spring and summer into autumn and winter.

Tracey Reese

Emerald for Beauty

Emerald is equally harmonious on the cosmetic color wheel as it is in fashion. With Emerald it dramatizes all eye colors as it beautifully enhances green eyes, is compatible to blue eyes, emphasizes the green undertone in hazel eyes and intensifies brown eyes to make them appear deeper. As Emerald is a complimentary colour to peaches, pinks, roses, ruby reds and aubergines it will also be a perfect complement to them – offering a variety of lipstick and blush options. Emerald is even a great choice for nail polish as it suits various skin toning’s.