“While the 2013 colour of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the colour wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”
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Read all about Emerald’s 2013 reign here.
The 2013 Pantone Colour of the Year is 17-5641 Emerald! I’m thrilled with this year’s selection as Emerald is in fact my fave shade! For those who surround themselves daily with a cacophony of colour for both business and pleasure, the Pantone colour system is the ‘go-to guide’ for official colour selection. It’s a ‘universal hue hub’, so to speak, allowing the collection and accurate communication of colour to seamlessly translate across industries.
Pantone, the world-renowned authority and provider of the essential scheme, selects the colour of the year by combing the world in search of powerful colour influencers such as the entertainment industry including: films that are in production, traveling art collections, and hot new artists, as well as popular travel destinations, and other socio-economic conditions.
This lively, radiant, lush green tone is not to be ignored. It’ll take on a power of its own this year as Pantone’s yearly selection influences product development and buying trends for industries such as fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.
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What are your thoughts on this year’s selection?
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