2 January 2013

Colour of 2013: Emerald Green!

Happy New Year to all of my lovely followers. I hope you had a great start to 2013.

Each year Pantone announces a colour of the year. In 2012 it was Tangerine Tango, reddish orange, and a little while ago Pantone announced that the colour of 2013 is Emerald Green (Pantone 17-5641 Emerald).

According to Pantone, "Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the colour of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. Also the colour of growth, renewal and prosperity, no other colour conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity."

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."

Explore this page. Find out more about this radiant jewel tone and its many applications in fashion, beauty, home décor and design.

International designers are already incorporating the emerald green into their spring/summer 2013 collections. And Sephora and Pantone proudly announce the Sephora + Pantone Universe™ Colour 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 colour can transform a face, mood or even an attitude, Sephora and Pantone continue to change how consumers wear, feel and think about colour through the second annual radiant and modern Colour of the Year beauty collection.

The limited edition 2013 Colour 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.

Unfortunately, for those of us still dreaming that one day a Sephora will eventually open shops here in Australia, luckily other brands seems to be following and launching their green collections.


1. Cali Green Suede Wedge Sandals - RRP: $99.95
- Available from Style Thread
2. Swarovski Nirvana Emerald Ring - RRP: $325.00
- Available from Swarovski
3. Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Permission Cool Emerald Green - RRP: $24
- Available from Myer and Illamasqua Online

4. Mimco Mini Metal Button Zip Top Handbag -RRP: $399.00
- Available from Mimco

5. L'Oreal Colour Riche Quad in Emerald conquest - RRP: $23.95
- Available from Priceline, Department Stores and Select Chemists
6. Very Very Leaf Print Dress Body Con Dress - RRP: $165
- Available from Birdsnest
7. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green - RRP $6.70
- Available from Crush Cosmetics
8. L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Vernis Nail Polish in Green Couture - RRP: $6.99
- Available from Priceline, Department Stores and Select Chemists.
As a green-eyed girl, I’m loving the emerald colour, although I’m not too sure that I would use green makeup, but I do love the nail polishes, and I so love the green dress, sandals, and the handbag….oh, and the gorgeous  Swarovski ring too!!

What do you think of Emerald Green colour? Do you plan to get yourself a full kit of green makeup?



  1. I love Emerald (and Pantone!), but I don't think I'll be wearing too much green makeup. I do like the look of the L'oreal color riche nail polish. I currently have a mini giveaway with two of these polishes if you want to check it out :)


    1. Im the same, wont be wearing much green makeup, but I do love the look of that green nail polish too.
      Thanks for the details of your giveaway, I'll make sure to check it out!

  2. I have been eyeing the emerald color of this new year. Loving it!

    1. I love it too, but will probably just go with green nails, and perhaps a dress or a top..

  3. I love green :) I am glad it is in this year but I'm not sure about green makeup!

    1. Im glad to hear Im not the only one thinking that...!

  4. Excellent! This colour suits me much better than tangerine!

    1. In terms of clothing I much perfer the green too - but just not so keen on the green makeup, call me conservative!!!

  5. Im so excited that green is the colour of the year! Green is my fave colour and my partner is a graphic designer and loves Pantone. Im trying to convince him to buy me some emerald earrings...

    1. I love Pantone too....and actually really really love the mugs as seen in the first pic...they are on my wish list!!! Good luck with the emerald earrings.. ;-)

  6. I am so excited about thos color, especially for clothing! Since I have green eyes it will look so pretty and I can't try out some emerald/green eye shadows, even though it is a little too bold for me, but shall see how it goes! :)) Great post! <3


    1. Thanks so much!
      I am the same, definitely more excited about the emerald coloured clothes!

  7. Hi Karina,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my Bobbi Brown make up post.

    Looks like you have a very nice blog and I hope to stop by often.

    Best wishes, Monica

    1. Thanks so much for the compliments Monica, you have a great blog too!


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