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Pantone Color of The Year 2013: Emerald Green

In beauty, fashion, hair, jewelry, lifestyle, makeup, Nails on December 10, 2012 at 11:51 am

Pantone, the color authority, has announced the color of the year for 2013:  Emerald.  Rare, rich, and vibrant, this gemstone color is extremely versatile which means lots of options for makeup, fashion and home decor.  This vibrant color looks also looks amazing with many colors, especially yellow, orange, purple and white so it’s time to get your imagination going and create some great color palettes.

Makeup:  Emerald is a great color for eyeliners, eyeshadow, even lips (if you’re bold enough) and is perfect for ALL eye colors and All complexions.  I love the idea of using emerald to rim the eye, especially if you are a makeup minimalist or you don’t want to go through an entire eyeshadow application.  If you are that bold, then go ahead and create some amazing tone on tone looks, and of course the emerald smoky eye.  Also remember nails are a great makeup/accessory and provide a great palette for amazing nail art.

Fashion/Wardrobe:  Now just because the color of the year for 2013, this doesn’t mean you need to go get an entire new wardrobe – that is of course unless you want to.  This is a great time to update your wardrobe with key pieces:

  • Accessories:  try adding an emerald bracelet to the mix of bracelets that you already wear.  Other ways to get a splash of this color are by adding a belt, earrings, scarf, purse, shoe and hair jewelry into you wardrobe for a sophisticated pop of color.
  • Clothing:  try adding a blazer jacket, blouse, or t-shirt to the mix of your wardrobe.

Pantone Color of The Year 2013

Home:  Create balance and harmony in your dwelling spaces with this beautiful color.  You can do your own home makeover by painting an accent wall or adding some emerald colored throw pillows to your couch or bed.  Reframe a picture with an emerald frame.  Try a throw rug in emerald or even buy an emerald accent chair or table.  You can even buy other accent pieces like vases and lamps.

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However and wherever you choose to use this color, have fun with it.

And yes I want a pair of emerald shoes.  Here’s to a great new year.  cheers :0