Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pantone Color of the Year 2013

Emerald is the Pantone color of the year for 2013. If you would of asked me last year what Pantone was I would have made an educated guess.

I first heard of Pantone while at Sephora last year. I saw a collection of orange makeup products that were labeled Sephora + Pantone Universe. The Pantone color of 2012 was Tangerine Tango (Reddish Orange).

I decided to do a little researching to educate myself on matters Pantone. According to Wikipedia Pantone is a company that created a standardized color matching system (also by the name of Pantone) which is used in a variety of industries including beauty. explains it as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer. This is important as to the consistency of a color across industries. Basically mint green is the same shade of mint green (an exact match).

Pantone Universe is a collection for the home and workplace. One such collection is the Sephora + Pantone Universe. They have teamed up again this year for the Emerald collection. It is a limited edition collection so if you love Emerald you better follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City (Wizard of Oz reference I couldn't help it).

Hopefully this Pantone lesson was helpful and if you are ever asked what it means you will look like a smarty pants!

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