Firstly, who is Pantone and why do they get to pick the colour of the year? Well, Pantone, is the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards to design industries around the world. They are, in other words, the colour-gods who devote a lot of time and effort to picking the Colour of the Year.
This is not a random process. To arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for colour influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, travelling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and affects that impact colour, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.
This year’s pick, Emerald, “is a vivid, verdant green, that enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight, as well as promoting balance and harmony”.
What does this mean for you? Expect 2013 to be a non-alcoholic version St Patrick’s Day every day for the entire year. The colour is will explode onto catwalks and sidewalks in all shapes and sizes. From fashion to décor, make up and more, you’ll be seeing emerald here, there and everywhere.
Don’t get left behind! Start incorporating the green-hued gem into your life today. We’ve got a fab range of fabrics available in this delicious colour for you and your home. Just give us a call on our GOLDEN NUMBER is 0861 322 839 | 0861 FAB TEX. You can also send us a FRIEND REQUEST on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and stay up to date with the latest news and specials.
Adapted from the “Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2013″ Press Release available here.