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Pantone announced Emerald Green as the 2013 Color of the Year! New York Fashion Week had shades of green exploding all over the runways, while green bridal trends are center stage for Spring. Susie shares some of her expert tips for using green in your event decor, wardrobe and more!
Green is a fantastic choice for a “color of the year”. Emerald evokes feelings of majestic and mystical places. It is regal and precious and festive. Other tones of greens are also making their mark – from minty sorbet to earthen hues of sage, pistachio and clover, green can be seen everywhere in tablescapes, fashion, and home decor. Green is not just for “go green” themes and staying eco-friendly. This year, we are stepping out and using green to make bold statements!
Well… having gone to a school with a green uniform from K-12, I have to admit green was banished from my wardrobe for years. However, green has slowly seeped back into my closet – I love a chartreuse accent both for a fashion night out and for workout wear! Bringing Emerald into the mix? Well, I have to admit I have my eye on a emerald python clutch and a pair of Jimmy Choo’s that would be a smashing addition to my wardrobe.
We have two new patterns, Lime Chevron and Mystique, that are bold, daring and on-trend. We have a great new Sheer Sequin Azalea line which is also stunning in lime. Another crowd please, Leaf Jungle is available in celery and is pretty fabulous.
Green will be most effective when it is paired with a powerful color partner. Green can work when coupled with other brights like orange or yellow if you are looking to create a casual festive environment. However, Emerald can also become the belle of the ball at night when it is grounded with navy or brown or even a black white damask. Emerald can create intense drama at night when lit properly and combined with palettes that let it shine. Surprisingly colors like Emerald and Chartreuse can look fabulous with copper or platinum. Greens can work with metallics in unexpected ways.
What is your favorite green food?