“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald is the Color of the Year for 2013.
Pantone announced the choice for color of the year for 2013 to #17-5641 – Emerald Green. The name was first used centuries back, in 1598. This green tone got its name after the emerald gemstone. The color was popular in the 1800s when artists have used it as paint. There are stunning examples of the color in artwork by Van Gogh, Monet, and Cezanne. The problem at that time was that the color contained arsenic which caused many health issues. Luckily today, emerald green is safe to use. Emerald will have a tremendous influence on fashion, beauty, interiors as well as weddings! A color that last peaked in the ’80s, Emerald Green has been making a comeback over the past few years.
“Green is the most abundant hue in nature — the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a statement “It’s also the color of growth, renewal, and prosperity — no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.”
Below is my personal color breakdown for Emerald. When I’m working on site for a large company I often reference my own blog for quick color choices. The work that the following graphic would help me with is branding, logo choice color, website color scheme, and additional printed collateral.
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