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The Color of the Year for 2013 Is ...

Home interiors are going green this year. Pantone has named “Emerald” its color of the year for 2013.

Pantone describes the jewel-like hue as a “lively, radiant, lush green” that can offer sophistication and luxury.

“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. “Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”

Emerald paint, accents, and accessories will likely be decorating more home interiors this year. Pantone says that Emerald can be used to add luxury to an entryway, powder room, dining room, or study, or it can help transform a living room by using it as an accent wall. Emerald-colored bedding, pillows, and bath towels will also likely be making its way into more decors this year, Pantone says.

Emerald replaces last year’s color of the year -- the reddish orange color known as “tangerine tango.”


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