It’s what gave the capital city of Oz its greenish tint and Elizabeth Taylor her signature sparkle. Now, thanks to the Pantone Color Institute, emerald is making a comeback. Each year the color corporation polls designers and brands about color trends and chooses one color of the year. They must have been feeling green with envy for 2013 as they picked 17-5641 aka emerald green. It’s a tone that Pantone describes as “vivid, verdant” and “promoting balance and harmony.”
As we enter the new year, expect to see the hue popping up everyone from fashion to interior design and there may be a reason we find it so appealing. The executive director of Pantone says the human eye sees green more than any other color in the spectrum.