Have you heard the news? Pantone, the world-renowned color experts, recently announced that they’ve chosen Emerald as the 2013 Color of the Year! The experts themselves describe Emerald as “lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” What’s not to love about that? In today’s world, the importance of going green cannot be stressed enough. Taking better care of the environment is no longer just a social fad, but a global responsibility that many now take seriously. It’s no surprise, then, that PANTONE’s Color of the Year resonates with such an important issue.
The past couple years have given us warmer hues, such as the bold and vibrant Tangerine Tango, which is a slightly orange shade of red, and the more subdued but still bright Honeysuckle pink. By contrast, this year’s choice strays to the opposite side of the color wheel with bright Emerald green. In nature just as in our fabricated man-made world, green is easily paired with almost anything – bright flowery colors, darker subdued shades, and pale pastels are all compatible in the right designs. Green has the unique ability to work with any eye color, so your dolled-up bridesmaids’ eyes will be sure to dazzle whether green, blue, brown, or hazel. Emerald green will also be able to enhance any choice of flowers in your decor. All in all, it’s a very easy color to work with.
What comes to mind when you think of the color green? Chances are, you feel relaxed and unworried. Luminous and energizing, any shade of verdant green can inspire feelings of peace and balance. On a totally uncontrollable, subconscious level, our inner cavemen associate an abundance of green with a plentiful water supply and a slim chance of starvation. Surrounding yourself with an environment full of positive vibes is a great strategy, especially for weddings. Who says you have to be stressed out on your wedding day?
When used properly, the Emerald effect can be breathtaking. Just imagine those beautiful jewel tones dressing up your invitations and sparkling in your centerpieces. We want to know what you think – would you use Emerald green in your wedding? Share your thoughts, please!