Pantone just announced the 2013 color of the year, which is a major influence in the world of fashion! I have mixed feelings about the chosen color being Emerald Green. My first reaction was pure excitement because green is my favorite color and it’s a close fight between this rich emerald shade and good ole’ Kelly for the title of my bestie. I always get giddy when I see my fav shades of green on the racks when shopping, because it is not a very common color for clothes (before now that is). After thinking about previous seasons and color trends, I began to question my original excitement. This color is going to be everywhere, everyone will be wearing it, and I just hope it will be as special to me when I come across something that I usually fall in love with based solely on that it is green. Anyway, enough about my feelings. This color has been described as being the color of growth, renewal and prosperity, bringing a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation that we all can use a little dose of!
The obvious choice of colors to mix with Emerald would probably be other jewel tones. Instead, try mixing this deep hue with brighter colors from nature that we already know look naturally beautiful with green shades such as marigold yellow, and a poppy red.