Pantone Colour of 2013--Emerald Green
Every year Pantone announces their pick for the next year's colour and for 2013 it is Emerald Green (Pantone 17-5641). This colour will be seen in fashion, beauty, interiors and any other place where you see colour.
All colours have a psychological impact or symbolic meaning, create feelings and emotions, and don't forget they have historical significance--all of which can come into play when designing spaces.
Many images and feelings come to mind when thinking of Emerald Green. Emerald is often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones. It is perceived as sophisticated and luxurious. Green is the colour most found in nature--that of abundance and growth. It often symbolizes money.
Green is thought to be the colour of healing & hope; harmony; balance; promotes growth, inspiration, joy, serenity, fertility, new life, nature, healing, refreshing, soothing, peaceful, contentment, confidence, hope, luck, beauty, inner peace, unconditional love, calming, rejuvenation, abundance, prosperity, money, sense of home, family life, charity, environment, health, good luck, vitality, renewal, Spring, generosity, food, grass, freshness, soothing, sharing and responsiveness.
Green in your work space is thought to improve your memory and increase your mental skills, allowing you to see the best solutions and overcome challenges.
The emerald is best known as a stone of both spiritual love and spiritual healing, and is the stone most frequently recommended for the "wounded healer" (healers who take on their clients' issues or who don't focus enough on their own healing).
In several cultures the emerald was the symbol for fertilizing rain. In the Christian faith it is the symbol of faith and hope. Since ancient times the emerald has signified life, love, religion and healing powers. It is the sacred stone of the goddess Venus. It was thought to preserve love and has long been the symbol of hope.
How do you plan to use Emerald Green this year?