Pantone Color of 2013 | Emerald Green

"Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, as the Color of the Year for 2013."  ~ Pantone, LLC

Now I am not going to lie - my heart sank a little today. This is not going to be my favorite year of color. (I loved, loved, loved Tangerine Tango.) This Emerald is a little 80's for me - I don't see the "lively, radiant" vibe. I see a more subtle, muted version of green. But with a little artistic license and blending of shades I think I can make it through the year!

The good news is, like shades of grey, just about any color will stand out beautifully against this Emerald; and much like those of you who love blue - Emerald fabric (and the actual Emerald Gem!) is your best way to incorporate it in your wedding day!
It's not easy being green...but have no fear the Authority on Color isn't going to let us fend aimlessly! Here are some color combinations you can expect to see on the runway via the Pantone Fashion Report. You can easily see how such colors will make beautiful floral combinations to highlight the color of the year.
Even the pros are having a hard time staying on color point with this particular shade...but I applaud the effort! Check out this Wedding Inspiration post by Leila Khalil of Huffington Post, Mixing and matching greens is the way to go! (So psyched I have 2 green textured weddings underway already for next year!!)