Pantone, the global authority on colour, announce emerald green as the colour of 2013.
Every December, Pantone, the provider of professional colour standards to the design industries, announces its colour forecast for the following year. 2012 saw Tangerine Tango in the frame, and the hue for 2013 has been announced as emerald.
"The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other colour" explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute of the shade, adding: "This powerful and universally-appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors."
Pantone's Institute combs the world of entertainment to travel, sports events to new textile developments - looking for colour influences. The fashion world's adoption of green also plays a part: its recent rise on the red carpet and on the catwalks, and in men's sportswear knitwear and ties, add to Pantone's belief that emerald will "continue to make a statement beyond spring and summer into fall and winter."