As Spring gets into full swing, we find ourselves turning again and again to Pantone's color of the year, emerald. Elegant but earthy, this hue could pass as one of Mother Nature's neutrals, but we're imagining it popping against interiors accented with crisp whites and dramatic darks (think ebony, charcoal, or midnight blue). Keep reading to see the pieces we're eying in this year's hottest hue!
By now you've probably heard that emerald is Pantone's color of the year and maybe even picked out some green finds for your kids to match. But did you know that Pantone has a whole slew of Spring hues picked out for the new season? From Lemon Zest to Grayed Jade, they're just as cheery (and soft) as you'd expect — and perfect for little girls' clothing. Click through for our dress picks inspired by the warm-weather colors.
Looking for a new neutral to add to your makeup rotation? Pantone's color of the year is emerald, and the brand has teamed up with Sephora for their annual makeup collection. We're showing you a closer look at the pretty palettes, mascaras, and eyeliners in the trendy hue, as well as offering up tips so you can rock this color with style.
"Sophisticated . . . luxurious . . . the color of beauty" is how Pantone describes the 2013 color of the year, emerald. I already loved the color as it is, but how can you argue with descriptions like that when deciding between product styles? Spend the year with tech accessories in the rich color of renewal.
According to the PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2013 book, there are nine color palettes predicted to dominate interior design and furniture trends this year. A mix of muted palettes serve as the new classics while rainbow-inspired colors provoke bolder style statements.
The first palette in Pantone's 2013 lineup, Connoisseur, draws from cool neutrals like alyssum white and beechnut green, contrasted with warmer tones of violets and orchids, liquid pink, and deep mahogany, all set against accents of champagne beige and silver. The palette puts a fresh spin on old-world elegance, with decorative pieces that layer texture. It's refined and sophisticated with just the right amount of understated drama.
Keep reading to check out the other eight palettes and the inspiration behind each!
If you're stumped on all the different ways to wear emerald in 2013, look no further than the Sephora + Pantone makeup collection. Last year's Color of the Year collaboration was all tangerine, but this year's collection proves you really can wear green with plenty of options from nail polish and shadow to lashes and brushes. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until March to pick up these goods, but once you do, your girlfriends will be green with envy.
The foundation of any good smoky eye is a neutral color, whether it be a bold metallic or a smoldering ebony. Emma Stone tested this theory at last night's premiere of Gangster Squad by opting for a shimmering emerald to complement her kelly green eyes. This new neutral, which is also Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year, gives a perfect pop of color without being tacky, especially when smudged around your eyes. The trick? Just keep the rest of your makeup simple and streamlined. Go for brown eyeliner and mascara, which blends better with the emerald hue instead of a harsh black. And Emma kept her lips and cheeks in the pale pink family for a perfect balance. Pantone's trendiest shade is easier to pull off than you'd think.
When it comes to makeup, we're always looking for products that do their job and then some. The latest collaboration between Sephora and Pantone Universe delivers a bevy of beauty products, but we're loving the Illuminating Face Primer ($13). A little bit of the gel-mousse formula turns our face into a perfect, smooth canvas for a flawless makeup application. But it goes a step further: it is light as air and contains illuminating particles to give your skin a healthy, dewy glow. And true to form, it keeps makeup put, so we don't have to touch up our New Year's Eve makeup midparty — one less thing to worry about. We'll take two.
We've only got a little more than three weeks to go before Tangerine Tango becomes so 2012. Luckily, the color gods, aka Pantone, have spoken: emerald green is the color of the year for 2013. The lush jewel tone is most closely associated with sophistication and luxury, and according to its official color definition, it "enhances our sense of well-being by promoting balance and harmony." What's more, Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman says it's "the most abundant hue in nature; the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum." Aren't you the slightest bit impressed now? Pantone isn't the only source currently endorsing this stylish shade of green. Designers like Zac Posen, Christopher Bailey for Burberry Prorsum, and Nanette Lepore all sent emerald-hued wares down their respective Spring '13 runways. And, only adding to its colorful conviction, starlets and royalty alike have been donning the jewel tone on the red carpet and in their off-duty affairs. Kate Middleton was most recently spotted out in London wearing a playful printed emerald Mulberry dress. Need we say more? To herald in another year of color, we're celebrating with our favorite emerald-colored pieces. Click on to shop our picks now.
The color experts at Pantone have deemed emerald the official color of 2013, so we're highlighting some of the best, most striking ways to bring the fresh shade into your home. Whether you'd like to go all out with emerald or just incorporate some small touches, we've picked out a few key pieces to pair for a modern look. From boldly mixed patterns to bright pops of color, here are three creative tips to add emerald accents to your space!