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Emerald With Envy: Pantone’s Color of the Year


Annually, Pantone provides artists of graphics, paint, wardrobe, and upholstery with a color of the year to inspire them to create their best work through the upcoming months. With such a heavy weight on its shoulders, it is safe to say that the color should evoke strong and vivid imagery and this year’s color certainly fits the bill. Emerald green, a lush and radiant choice, takes center stage in 2013 and can be seen on everything from cozy sweaters to crafting tools. Here are five things to check out to keep you on trend and keep your friends emerald with envy…


Emerald Coat: If you want to jumpstart your style this season, invest in a winter staple like this J. Crew cocoon coat in green. It will keep you cozy with a casual structure and, though expensive, is available at a student discount. Wool coats are always stylish and warm in the colder weather so you’ll be sure to stay trendy through this year and beyond.



iPhone Case: If you’re a techie with a soft spot for color concepts, try out this neat case (linked in the header) that mimics the classic Pantone color swatch. A favorite tool for art students around the country, you’ll certainly get a good giggle out of this from your fellow art lovers.

Emerald WordPlay: For those girls who love to read, write, and decorate, this cardstock poster can play up any room with a whimsical pop of emerald. Proceeds from every purchase of this poster go to Love146, an organization that aims to end child sex slavery.


Emerald Nail Polish: This polish (linked in the header) glistens with a greenish hue that compliments any skin tone perfectly. Inexpensively incorporate it into your look all year long with funky daywear or silver-toned eveningwear.

Emerald Eyeshadow: Make your eyes pop with a mineral shadow that reeks of jewel tone trendiness. Simply apply to your lid (under a deeper green in your crease) or wet down for a creamy, daring liner to impress anyone when the sun goes down.



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