Gachala Emerald (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I was a little surprised when Pantone
chose Emerald to be the color of the year for 2013. Not because it’s not one of my favorite colors, but because it was following the happy and bright Tangerine Tango. Then I was surprised by the fact that I was even surprised. It wasn’t until last year that I
found out that Pantone could even do that and now I’m questioning their choices? Well, aren’t I sassy. Anyway, after doing a quick google search I learned that Pantone has been doing this color of the year thing since the year 2000. Their first pick was Cerulean which if you’ve ever played the first Pokemon games you’ll know is a beautiful blue. Also according to their wikipedia page
(hey, I said it was a quick search) Pantone holds a secret meeting twice a year with “representatives from various nations’ color standards groups.” Then after two days of doing whatever they’re doing they choose the color for the next year. This definitely makes Pantone sound like the color-Illuminati
. Maybe Dan Brown should write his next book about them. Or maybe not, their press release makes them sound a lot less like a conspiracy theory gold mine.
To arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. - Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2013: PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald 2012 Press Release
Either way designers, color experts (yeah, that’s a thing) and companies look to Pantone’s color choice as a guide and that’s a good thing for Emerald lovers like me. I hope this coming year is full of emerald clothing and emerald goodies to decorate my room with. Oh, and lets not forget: PLENTY OF EMERALD NAIL POLISH!
And it wouldn’t be a post about the color of the year if I didn’t put together a quick outfit. Note the awesome printed pants and sequined top. I love how even though I usually associate both with young and trendy the simple color change makes them appear more classy, but still equally fun. Color of elegance indeed.
PS: The nail polish in the post is Orly Monster Mash which I recently scored for less than $3. It’s not emerald, but it is amazing and full of holo goodness. :3