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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

Monday Mood

Monday Mood

It’s the first Monday of 2013 – what mood are you in?

Easy to be Green

En vogue

Pronunciation: /n vg/

Stylish; fashionable…  Who could forget Aline Cho’s fabulous dining room on APT with LSD?!  What a great display of Pantone’s color of the year, Emerald!

Photo via Vogue



Monday Mood

Monday Mood

It’s Monday – what mood are you in?

Oh Christmas Tree


Pronunciation: /ôrnəˈmentl/

Decorative; fancy.  We’ve decked the halls and trimmed the tree…  Ready for Christmas!  Are you?

P.S.  Don’t you just love this display of Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year (Emerald 17-5641 for those of you who didn’t know!)?

Photo via Better Homes & Gardens