Thursday, January 3, 2013

Pantone's Colour of 2013: Emerald

The Wizard of Oz's Emerald City
Let's go to Emerald City! Every year, Pantone chooses a featured colour and 2013's colour is emerald. I am VERY excited about this news. As a fair-skinned redhead, green is one of my best and favourite colours. There's going to be a lot of green in the stores this year!

I've seen a few posts about this already and wanted to do one of my own since there seems to be a bit of confusion about what colour emerald is. There are many shades of green but emerald is the colour of the gemstone, emerald, the birthstone for May babies.

Here's what it's not:

Khaki green.


Kelly green.


Forest green.

Bottle green.


Apple green.

Lime green.

Emerald is described as a bright and light green with a faint bluish cast. Take these photos as your inspiration:

Angelina Jolie's jawdroppingly gorgeous emerald earrings and cocktail ring.

Keira Knightley's stunning emerald green gown in the 2007 film, Atonement.

Sexy, ladylike blouse. 

Rihanna's bright emerald cat eye.

Gorgeous t-strap pump from ModCloth.

I own this gorgeous snakeskin-print silk shirtdress. 

And some makeup options:

Make Up For Ever Pure Pigment in Emerald Green.

Dolce & Gabbana Nail in Wild Green.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Covet.

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Veridian. 

butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Henley Regatta.

And some make-up tutorials featuring emerald green:

I hope this helps! I'm a sucker for jewel tones.

Is anyone else super-excited about all the emerald green that will be flooding 2013???



  1. Ohhh where did you get the snakeskin-print silk shirtdress? This is a piece I've been looking for for ages! Thanks!

  2. Jennifer: I got it at Aritzia ( last winter. It's a T. Babaton dress (

  3. Beautysquared, thanks so much for your reply. Sadly as a last season item, it's no where to be found! Seems Ebay will be my best bet...someday (fingers crossed!).