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Hail Emerald! Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year

By Homesmsp @HomesMSP
By: Lisa Kaplan GordonKitchen with emerald green cabinetry

Pantone says emerald green evokes a sense of  balance and harmony. Image: Andrea Monath Schumacher, A.S.I.D. Allied, O Interior Design/Emily Minton Redfield,  photo

Goodbye Tangerine Tango. Hello emerald, Pantone’s 2013 color of the year.
Why emerald, or as Pantone’s  swatch names  it: 17-5641?
“Green is the most abundant hue in nature — the human eye  sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” says Leatrice Eiseman,  executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, a color consultant to  corporations.
Eiseman says emerald sparkles, fascinates, and “brings a  sense of clarity, renewal, and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s  complex world.”
Tangerine Tango, last year’s color queen (and my new  favorite hue), was a pinkish orange that packed an energy punch. 2013’s emerald  is a vivid, verdant green that “enhances our sense of well-being … promoting  balance and harmony,” Pantone says.
Expect to see the color on everything  from kitchen colors to gas  grills to $25 commemorative mugs.

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