March 6, 2013

Pantone Color of the Year 2013

On December 6th, 2012, Pantone announced that the Color of 2013 would be #17-5641 Emerald. The deep green color contrasts from last year's Tangerine Tango, but I find it to be refreshing and lush. It takes you from the depths of the Amazon to the fields of Ireland.

Now that the new year has settled in and the stream of Fashion Weeks have kicked off, I'm seeing emerald everywhere. Clothes, accessories, interior decorations, etc. it has taken over. It just makes me want to sing "One Short Day" from Wicked!

Pantone's Color of the Year 2013

How I would style it:
Since I'm still on my black-is-the-new-black kick, I'm planning on incorporating the jewel tone through accessorizing. A black base comprised of a peplum top, leggings, and pumps paired with chunky geometric emerald earrings or large bangle would make a statement.
If you feel like you can pull off the full body of the color, then go for it! An emerald pant (maybe play around with a pattern here) would look fab with a sheer cream blouse and some gold jewelry.
And don't forget about nail polish! A fresh mani with Sephora + Pantone Universe nail polish will give you the exact Emerald to add a pop to a look.

If you want to know more about Pantone's Color of the Year visit their webpage dedicated to it. It's actually really fascinating!