How did Pantone land on this hue to forever represent 2013? We’re sure to hear many theories in the next few months, which will probably range from: The color reminds us of simpler things such as grass and Mother Nature...Green is the color of growth and signifies America in 2013...The rich tone is all about luxury, just like jewels and money.... Whichever theory you prefer, Pantone is describing the choice as, “Lively. Radiant. Lush...A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”
That nice, but what does it mean for you? It’s time to visit Emerald City. Whether it’s your wardrobe or your living room, here are some tips for embracing emerald:
-Lively and radiant: Just like in nature, greens look good with bright colors. Pair it with bold yellows and oranges for an energizing jolt.
-Lush: Emerald is a jewel tone. Take a hint from jewelry counters and mix it with rich purples, blues, reds, black and golds.
-Balance and harmony: Embrace the zen of emerald by pairing it with grays, whites and muted yellows or blues.
And if you’re looking to find emerald for a bargain? Check out the after-Christmas sales, the red-and-green holiday is sure to leave lots of green up for grabs.