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So in the world of colors, it’s goodbye, Tangerine Tango, and hello, Emerald.

That is the color of the year for 2013, according to Pantone, the color standards division of Kentwood-based X-Rite Inc. The color is known more formally as Pantone 17-5641.

The new shade takes the crown from the spirited reddish orange hue, which held the honor for 2012.

But 2013 is all about a vivid, verdant shade of green that “enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight, as well as promoting balance and harmony,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

“It’s also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity – no other color conveys regeneration more than green.“

The prevalence of green has been steadily rising for several seasons, especially in the fashion and couture markets, and even on the red carpet.  For more than a decade, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.  I for one, am a little on the fence of our new color.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the color green, but I love it more of a sexy lamp, or pillow sort of way, I’m not on board with the 8’ sofa or entire wall of it.  At least, for now, I will option it to my clients in more of an accent table kind of way, but will keep an open mind for the future.  After all, it is only a color!
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