Goodbye Tangerine Tango. Hello emerald, Pantoneâ€™s 2013Â color of the year.
Why emerald, or as Pantoneâ€™s swatchÂ namesÂ it: 17-5641?
â€œGreen is the most abundant hue in nature â€” the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,â€ says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, a color consultant to corporations.
Eiseman says emerald sparkles, fascinates, and â€œbrings a sense of clarity, renewal, and rejuvenation, which is so important in todayâ€™s complex world.â€
Tangerine Tango, last yearâ€™s color queen (and my new favorite hue), was a pinkish orange that packed an energy punch. 2013â€™s emerald is a vivid, verdant green that â€œenhances our sense of well-being â€¦ promoting balance and harmony,â€ Pantone says.