Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2013

press_swatchOn December 5th, Pantone, “the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries”, announced 17-5641 Emerald, “a lively, radiant, lush green, as the Colour of the Year for 2013”.

Green is 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. The powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors, …

– Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone Colour Institute.


In the press release Pantone talks Emerald for Interiors.

Enhance your sense of well-being at home by rejuvenating the interior with Emerald paint, accents and accessories. This jewel-like hue will create a luxurious feel in an entryway, powder room, dining room or study and bring life to a living room as an accent wall. Add a splash of colour to the kitchen and dining room areas with Emerald dinnerware, stemware and appliances.


I know that we will be seeing a lot of this colour in the next year – and can’t wait to see how people will work this colour into their homes!






And check out – to see what KW thinks about Green!