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Posted on: January 14, 2013 | No Comments


PANTONE has announced Emerald as its colour of the year for 2013… and we couldn’t be more thrilled!

“Emerald, a vivid verdant green, enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight as well as 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 color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. 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.

“The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.” As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate…”

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Here’s an inspiration board for different colour palette ideas that can be used with this fabulous, vivid shade. Let the Emerald steal the show by pairing it with white, or pair it with a subtle, understated pop of colour like yellow or gold, or a lighter shade of green like seafoam. Or, if you’re going bold, why not go all the way and throw in a rich royal purple as your secondary accent colour.

What do you think? Are you seeing green for your upcoming affair?

Mrs. Belle
Belles & Whistles Wedding Coordination
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