Emerald is Pantone’s Color of the Year

Every year, Pantone picks a color of the year. This year they’ve given their nod of approval to Emerald. That has to put a smile on every gardener’s face.

Green is a color belonging to all the earth signs, but especially to Taurus. Shades from grass and pine to medium and dark forest green have a nurturing, healing and pacifying effect. (Don’t forget that the emerald is the birthstone of Taurus and the month of May.)

Every gardener knows about the healing effects of green. Spending just a few minutes a day in our gardens ~ even on a dreary winter day ~ can give us a refreshed spirit and clear insight.

Pantone has also included two other greens in their 2013 palette ~ Tender Shoots and Grayed Jade. What gardener could resist a name like Tender Shoots?

Did you know that greens don’t clash? It’s just one of the many reasons that we find nature so restful.

We can benefit from restful, soothing green indoors, too. We can add green to our color scheme by making it a part of everything from wall color to knick knacks, but there’s really no  better way to add it than with air-purifying plants.

Chlorophytum comosum (Thunb.) Jacques

Chlorophytum comosum (Thunb.) Jacques (Photo credit: adaduitokla)

  • Peace lily
  • Golden pothos
  • English ivy
  • Mother-in-law’s tongue
  • Bamboo palm
  • Red-edge dracaena
  • Spider plant
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5 thoughts on “Emerald is Pantone’s Color of the Year

  1. Donna says:

    “You are what your deepest desire is. As your desire is, so is your intention. As your intention is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.” ~ Upanishads

    I am reminded of my mum’s fav scent, Emeraud by Coty is all i remember, thanks.

    cj wright posted: “Every year, Pantone picks a color of the year. This year they’ve given their nod of approval to Emerald. That has to put a smile on every gardener’s face. Green is a color belonging to all the earth signs, but especially to Taurus. Shades from grass an”

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  2. dirtynailz says:

    I am a Taurus, and I adore green, CJ. I’m always leafing through decorating mags and noting the names of paint colors I am drawn to – and green definitely predominates.

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    • cj wright says:

      Hi, Juliana. That’s a good question. Pantone makes color guides like those big, fan-out ones that decorators use. They are essentially the color industry standard. Each color is given a number and then you can match them from wall color to fabrics and even for print materials. With this color named as color of the year, you’ll start seeing it everywhere.

      Here’s a link to their site. Take a look. It’s colorful! 🙂

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