Monday, January 28, 2013

Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald

The New Year has been with us for about a month now and happily,
Spring is just around the corner!

According to Pantone, "This season, designers overwhelmingly address consumers' desire for self-expression, balance and the need to re-energize. The color direction for spring builds upon these compelling needs with a palette that mixes dynamic brights with novel neutrals to create a harmonious balance. This allows for unique combinations that offer practicality and versatility, but at the same time, demand attention and earn an appreciative glance."

They go on to explain the psychology of the Spring 2013 colors.
Dusk Blue: Calming sense of serenity;
Tender Shoots: Invigorating, active and cheerful;
Lemon Zest: Cheerful and refreshing;
Linen: Light and airy;
Poppy Red: Seductive, sensual and celebratory shade, a spirited true red;
Nectarine: Bright, effervescent, with a tangy burst;
Monaco Blue: Classic shade offers both stability and depth;
African Violet: A statement color, with a touch of intrigue and the unexpected;
Grayed Jade: A hushed mood of quiet reflection and repose;
EMERALD (2013 Color of the Year): A lively, radiant green, that inspires insight and clarity, while enhancing your sense of well-being.

Hopefully you can find YOUR balance, individuality, self-expression, and excitement in your daily life when you adorn yourself with the Pantone Spring 2013 colors........
Oh, if it was only that easy!!!
But they are a fun mix!!!  Give yourself a challenge - use them in your next project.
FYI: My BEAD SOUP will include them!!!

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