Pantone, the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries,have announced ‘Emerald’ as the colour of the year for 2013. PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald is described as a a vivid, verdant green, that enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight, as well as promoting balance and harmony.

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Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. It’s also the colour of growth, renewal and prosperity – no other colour conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.

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Leatrice Eiseman, executive director at the Pantone Color Institute® said:

“The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other colour 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.”

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