In 2012, Tangerine Tango, an exuberant, reddish orange, was awarded Pantone Color of the year. In 2013, Emerald, an eloquent, energetic green, that elevates our sense of well-being by inspiring insight as well as advocating balance and tranquility takes the honor.
Emerald is usually affiliated with dazzling, beloved gemstones, and the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and extravagant. This majestic hue is known as the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. No other color conveys regeneration more than green.
“The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “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 fashion and home interiors, as well as product packaging and graphic design.