January 01, 2013

2013 Colour of the Year....

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope everyone had a great night sipping drinks, playing games or just chilling with your loved ones.

I thought what better way to start 2013 than to share with you Pantone's Color of the Year for 2013.

photo credit: pantone.com

In previous years, we've seen Tangerine Tango, Honeysuckle, Turquoise, Mimosa, Blue Iris, Chili Pepper... so what will it be this year?

This year's "Color of the Year" award has been given to Emerald!

"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. It’s 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."¹

Last year we've seen Pantone join forces with Sephora to create the Sephora + Pantone Universe line where we were able to explore Tangerine Tango in some great beauty products. This year we will be seeing the same collaboration with Emerald.

"Equally harmonious on the cosmetic color wheel, Emerald dramatizes all eye colors as it beautifully enhances green eyes, is compatible to blue eyes, emphasizes the green undertone in hazel eyes and intensifies brown eyes to make them appear deeper. Emerald is also a perfect complement to peaches, pinks, roses, ruby reds and aubergines – offering a variety of lipstick and blush options. For those who want to sparkle and stand out, Emerald is the perfect punctuation point in nail color because of its complementary nature.
Sephora and Pantone proudly announce the SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE™ 2013 Color of the Year beauty collection featuring PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, which will be available exclusively at Sephora in March 2013. Sharing a strong passion for how color can transform a face, mood or even an attitude, Sephora and Pantone continue to change how consumers wear, feel and think about color through the second annual radiant and modern Color of the Year beauty collection.

“At Sephora, we pride ourselves on giving our clients first access to what’s on trend – whether that’s a color, a formula or an ingredient story. With the 2013 Color of the Year collection, we achieve all of the above and we couldn’t have a better partner than Pantone,” said Margarita Arriagada, senior vice president of merchandising for Sephora.

The limited edition 2013 Color of the Year beauty collection features a variety of products in Emerald, including eye shadow, nail polish and accessories, and will be available at Sephora stores across the U.S., Sephora inside JCP and Sephora.com"¹
They don't mention the Canadian stores, but since Pantone is American, I didn't expect them to mention our stores.

So, are you looking forward to seeing Emerald as the Color of the Year for 2013?


¹ http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/pantone.aspx?pg=21056&ca=10

1 comment:

  1. I nominated you for the VB Award http://lovinglifefun.blogspot.ca/2013/01/i-was-surprise-to-be-nominated-by.html