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Emerald vs. Monaco Blue

Elie Saab’s Blue Blossoms

Before Pantone could announce that Emerald had indeed been chosen as the 2013 Color of the Year, there were whispers that Monaco Blue was about to steal the show.  Perhaps because this color, which “falls between bright cobalt and sapphire blue but with a shot of sparkle,” topped the list of Pantone’s Spring Fashion Color Trends and we saw so much of it down the runway last fall.  Blogs were abuzz about the proposed choice – some loved the regal nature of the color and its versatility (especially after a year of Tangerine Tango) while others found the choice quite boring.

Blue Hues

Blue Bauble

Then December 6th came and went, and we all celebrated the lively, radiant, lush color that is Emerald… “A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony,” according to Pantone and the blogs were abuzz again.

Valentino’s Emerald Elegance

It would make sense that the world-renown authority on color would follow a year filled with energetic orange with a color that symbolizes new life in many cultures.  Given it’s natural hue, we love this choice.  But then again, we love blue hues, too, so we’ll be adding a bit of both to our lives this year.

Great Greens

Bounkit Emerald Earrings

How about you – will you be true blue or going green this year?

Photos via Pinterest, CocoCozy, Piperlime, Vogue, Brunch at Saks and Net-A-Porter