"Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and
beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, 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. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and
rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world. This
powerful and universally-appealing tone translates easily to both
fashion and home interiors."
17-5641 Emerald captured the attention of Pantone
and the world, as it became the 2013 Color of the Year.