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2013 Colour of the Year

We are on top of the trends here, thanks to friend and student Jason, who makes his living dealing with colour, and who told us first about last year’s colour, Tangerine Tango:

In recent years, Pantone has positioned itself as a clear voice on colour in popular culture. No other organization receives the annual coverage and accolades that Pantone does and no other figure in our industry garners the attention that Pantone Color Institute Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman does when she takes to the media circuit to discuss the upcoming colour of the year. And that colour for 2013? PMS 17-5641, or more colloquially, Emerald.


Photo credit: Pantone, Inc.

Writes Jason: 

Something to remember about Emerald is that it’s a very blue green that stops short of 
teal. At the same time, it is not Grass and it’s not Kelly. 
(Just a bit of colour nomenclature education for you.)

Fascinating. Just watch how much green will suddenly appear, thanks to Leatrice Eiseman and
her protege, Jason. It’s because Obama has Irish roots, isn’t it? 



2 Responses to “2013 Colour of the Year”

  1. Jason Allen says:

    It's a gorgeous colour, Beth, but I still think I prefer you in orange. xo

  2. beth says:

    But orange is so LAST YEAR!

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