Pantone Picks 2013 Color of the Year!

Pantone Color of the Year Emerald on Belle Belle Beauty

It might not sound like a big deal, but keep in mind 2012’s color of the year, Tangerine Tango, was found all over runways, magazines and Main Street USA. Today, Pantone announced 2013’s color of the year: PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green. To me, this brillant green conjures fertility, rebirth and freshness. “The perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. It’s also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity”.

While I don’t wear it much makeup-wise, I love it in my closet.  Tracey Reese, Nanette Lepore, Barbara Tfank, NAHM and Marimekko all used Emerald into their spring collections. On our vanity, “Emerald dramatizes all eye colors as it beautifully enhances green eyes, is compatible to blue eyes, emphasizes the green undertone in hazel eyes and intensifies brown eyes to make them appear deeper.” I already can’t wait to pick up an eyeshadow to celebrate the shade. On nails, jewel tones are already the hot shades (check out Estee Lauder Viper).

Bare Minerals Emerald Color of the Year on Belle Belle Beauty

love this Instagram posted by Bare Minerals earlier today celebrating the shade

In March, the SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE 2013 Color of the Year beauty collection featuring PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald will be available at Sephora. Past Colors of the Year include:

  • PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango (2012)
  • PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle (2011)
  • PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise (2010)
  • PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa (2009)
  • PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)
  • PANTONE 19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)
  • PANTONE 13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)
  • PANTONE 15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)
  • PANTONE 17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)
  • PANTONE 14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)
  • PANTONE 19-1664 True Red (2002)
  • PANTONE 17-2031 Fuchsia Rose (2001)
  • PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean (2000)

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