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Emerald crowned Colour of the Year

December 6, 2012  By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

press_swatchDec. 6, 2012, Carlstadt, NJ — Pantone has announced its 2013 Colour of The Year, and it’s good news for the green industry.

Lively, radiant and lush Emerald (Pantone 17-5641) enhances our
sense of well being by inspiring insight and promoting balance and
harmony. Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the
perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity,
this luminous, magnificent hue has been the colour of beauty and new
life in many cultures and religions. It’s also the colour of growth,
renewal and prosperity – no other colour conveys regeneration more than
green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent
healing and unity.

“Green is the most abundant hue in nature –
the human eye sees more green than any other colour in the spectrum,”
said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour
Institute. “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues
to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of
clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s
complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates
easily to both fashion and home interiors.”


Emerald for interiors

your sense of well being at home by rejuvenating the interior with
Emerald paint, accents and accessories. This jewel-like hue will create a
luxurious feel in an entryway, powder room, dining room or study, and
bring life to a living room as an accent wall. Add a splash of colour to
the kitchen and dining room areas with Emerald dinnerware, stemware and

About the Pantone Colour of the Year

Colour of the Year selection is a very thoughtful process. To arrive at
the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for
colour influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films
that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists,
popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions.
Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures
and effects that impact colour, and even upcoming sports events that
capture worldwide attention.

For more than a decade, Pantone’s
Colour of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing
decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial
design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Past colours

  • 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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