Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year is a Gem! Say Hello to Emerald.

Green, second only to blue as a favorite color, takes the spotlight this week after Pantone®’s announcement of Emerald as the 2013 Pantone® Color of the Year. Emerald green conveys the well-being, tranquility and balance found in nature, where green is the most prevalent color, with the elegance and luminosity of sparkling gemstones.

“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 both fashion and home interiors.” Pantone LLC® is the world-renowned authority on color.

Perceived as sophisticated and luxurious, Emerald could add new life to your home in the form of accessories, furniture, or a painted wall. A professional designer can help you explore ways to bring the radiance and energy of Emerald into your whole home remodel.