Thursday, January 03, 2013

Color of the Year 2013

It is the color of one of the world's most majestic jewels.

We are coming into what feels like another new period.  Each year, Pantone color specialists, fashion industry insiders, and design experts convene in late summer to choose the color of the year based on society's mood, home decor, and runway trends.

Green anchored Spring 2013 womenswear collections by none other than, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta and Dolce & Gabbana.  And men can also enjoy green - just check out Michael Kors' emerald green stripped shirts.

Oscar de la Renta Runway Gown

Last year, Pantone teamed up with Sephora for the first time to create a line of makeup highlighting the shade, making coral among the year's most popular of lip colors.  This year, I am betting emerald green will be central to Sephora's smokey eye makeup kit and not only around St. Patrick's Day.

While the green is poppy, hailed as a stress reliever, it is hard to say that green accurately represents this year's mood.  It is a calming color when mixed with metallic's, it has a futuristic punch.  Green feels fun, especially when it comes to bags and shoes.

It is what gave the capital city of Oz its signature tint,

Elizabeth Taylor the sparkle and

Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern

Roman Emperor Nero improved eyesight. It is also the shade that attracts so many comic book fans, Green Lantern for example.

Kate Bosworth in Emerald Gown

Green is the most abundant hue in nature - the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum.  It is 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.

A 2013 Color of the Year Collection will appear on cosmetics vendor Sephora's shelves in March.

It is a happy-go-lucky color. 

Fashionably Yours,


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