Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald Green

January 24, 2013    |    By +
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Now it’s not just Dorothy, we all are going to the Emerald City in 2013. In case you haven’t heard, emerald green is officially the biggest color of the year according to Pantone. Since 1963, “The PANTONE® name [has been] known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.” In other words, they know color like no one else. So when they say that emerald green is the color of the year, you can be sure you’ll be seeing a lot of it!

I am a huge fan of jewel tones so I can’t wait to scoop up as much of this luxurious color as possible while it’s hot and in copious quantities. In fact, all of us editors at are so excited about it that we created a Pinterest board to celebrate this fabulous color. So far we’ve seen everything from inspiring landscapes to ski goggles to sequined evening gowns standing out in emerald green. This way we (and You!) can keep track of all of the most amazing emerald green products and designs that find their way into the world throughout 2013.

So, please follow our 2013 Color of the Year Pinterest Board to stay up on everything emerald from your favorite friends at

Have you seen something stunning and emerald? Share the link and your Pinterest name below so that we can add it to our Pinterest board and give you a shout out. If your suggestions blow us away with their creativity and beauty, we just might invite you to contribute to the board!

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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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Gwen is the Editorial Curator at In addition to writing blogs, she creates gift guides, curates the site, and produces content for our social media channels. As a freelance writer, she created blogs on fashion, art, travel, health and lifestyle. A talented jewelry designer, she's also a yogi and a hospital volunteer with her therapy dog, Lilo, a Pomeranian.