Pantone colour of the year 2013

It’s that time of year again! No not Christmas, although for the design-geeks among us it may feel like it. It is in fact the day that Pantone have released their colour of the year for 2013. Each year Pantone name a colour that they believe will be prominent and mean something in the coming year. This year’s colour is PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald Radiant shown here. The folks over at Pantone say that it is “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A colour of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” Now this sounds a bit fancy, but it is quite a nice colour.

Here at boxChilli we had a look back at some of the previous year’s colours to see if any of their predictions rang true. We found that the colour for 2012, Tangerine Tango 17-1463, has actually featured quite heavily in a few of our designs this year. I wonder if we’ll look back over 2013 and find subconsciously we’ve gone from orange to emerald.

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