Last year it was Tangerine Tango, the year before Honeysuckle. Previous years have included such gems as Sand Dollar, Cerulean, Tigerlily and True Red, (who comes up with these crazy names??) as opposed to that unture red, you know the one. And in 2013 the Pantone official colour of the year is Emerald.
When presented with the word Emerald most folks immediately think of the stunning precious gemstone, hence the reason the colour carries an air of luxury and sophistication.
A quick wikipedia search reveals a plethora of greens hues previously unknown to me, (Hookers Green anyone?) as well as some of the following interesting facts.
Did you know Emerald is the May birthstone? Or that Seattle is often referred to as the Emerald City because high rainfalls give it some seriously good vegetation? And did you know the Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz was not in fact green it was just the Emerald tinted glasses worn by the city folk that made it appear so? Those crazy city folk! Surely we're all a little smarter now after that lesson in all facts emerald.
Anyway I know what you're really hanging to see, some fine emerald fashion. And as always I'm delivering some super cool goodies for you to lust after.......
Kenneth Jay Lane earrings, Valentino wide leg shorts, a parrakeet necklace by Tatty Devine, Jil Sander bag, Nicholas Kirkwood heels and J Brand pants. Time to get our emerald on, luckily for lil old red headed me emerald is a great colour for my pale skin.
p.s. Hope you had a wonderful NYE wherever in the world you celebrated! Here's to an amazing 2013!