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Emerald glitters as Pantone's 2013 color of the year

Pantone, a provider of color standards for the design industry, has announced that Pantone 17-5641 Emerald will be the 2013 color of the year.
 Pantone describes Emerald, its 2013 color of the year, as a "lively, radiant, lush green."Pantone describes Emerald, its 2013 color of the year, as a "lively, radiant, lush green."

Described by Pantone as "a lively, radiant, lush green," Pantone's color of the year corresponds with the green trends seen at the fall High Point Market and at the recent Showtime fabric show in High Point. Although blue remains popular with upholstery furniture and fabric suppliers, Pantone's Emerald tone encapsulates two key trends for 2013 - a spectrum of green hues and rich jewel tones.

Pantone representatives said that the company's color of the year selection has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in several industries, from fashion and home to packaging and graphic design. Pantone 17-5641 Emerald is available in a variety of products from home furnishings to beauty products and paint.

"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."


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