{pantone color of the year}: emerald 17-5641

Did you hear the great news? Pantone just announced their 2013 Color of the Year! PANTONE® Emerald 17-5641, a lively, radiant, lush green, has just been named the Color of the Year for 2013! So exciting, right? Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. For ages, 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 – no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.


Want to know what I think about their choice? Bring on the Emerald, I say! And lots of it! Green has recently become one of the newest ''it'' colors for weddings. And there's definitely a reason why. Emerald is absolutely gorgeous! Plus did you know that the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum? Pretty crazy, right? Personally, I love how this shade sparkles and shines! I suggest pairing it with antique gold to create a vintage feel. Going for more of a preppy vibe? Emerald pairs effortlessly with Navy Blue!

Today I'm sharing an Emerald palette made for Winter weddings! I went with a classic palette of emerald and snowy white. I don't know about you, but I'm absolutely in love with those green Fendi heels! Anyone else? So tell me... what do you think about Pantone's choice for the 2013 color of the year? Are you inspired? Can you imagine yourself incorporating it into your wardrobe? Your home decor? Or even your wedding day color palettes? If you said yes to any of those - I want to hear from you! Tell me what you love about Emerald!

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Chrissy Arpie Ott

Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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18 Comments " {pantone color of the year}: emerald 17-5641 "

Jenna December 06, 2012

Amazing color choice! Loved hearing your thoughts. Thanks for sharing.

taylor greggorgy

Gorgeous color. Great choice xoxo

hannah and hope

LOVEEEE green!

Maria December 06, 2012

I love this. So beautiful for a winter wedding!

Karen @ Wedding Flowers Co December 06, 2012


Monica December 06, 2012

Gorgeous color! But I thought Monaco Blue was the Pantone Color of the Year... and I was so excited-I told all my non-graphic design friends... receiving "huh? what's pantone" in response... thus sighing and reducing it to "the navy color of next year, whose name sounds like my name!" lol

I'm excited for emerald though. It's such a powerful, deep hue. If I was having a wedding (10 or 20 more years!), I would go for an emerald dress... bold, but I think it'd be beautiful. :)

Chloe Moon December 06, 2012

Emerald! Just in time for the new Wizard of Oz movie!! =) I like the shade a lot, especially those shoes in the collage. They'd be perfect for a bride! =)



Dreamy color choice! xoxo


An amazing color indeed. I love your suggestion of pairing emerald with navy. That would look really pretty I think.

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Beautiful color -- I love that shoe shot!

Sofia December 07, 2012

It's a beautiful color! Works perfectly with so many colors and inspirations!!

Chic wedding gowns December 08, 2012

Yes, emerald is a trendy color and it gives such an elegant touch to everything you wear having this nuance.

Sarah {A Paper Proposal} December 09, 2012

Great color! I've always felt that sapphire green was an under appreciated color :)

bridechic December 10, 2012

I love the whole jade to teal spectrum of possibilities!

Kaylee December 10, 2012

Thank you for this post. It has definitely helped in my knowledge.

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Wincilla December 10, 2012

I love Emerald its so elegant, rich, and luscious. The possibilites are endless when planning an event around this color! Great choice! December 12, 2012

Love this color! Stunning!

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