Did you know that this year is dressed up in green? The fact is that at the end of each year the globally renowned Pantone announces their color forecast for the following year, and Emerald green was announced as the official color for this year, replacing tangerine, their colour for 2012.
The name derives from the typical appearance of the gemstone emerald and due to that the perception of emerald color is mostly related to sophistication and luxury.As for the origin of this color, it is often defined as a tone of green that is particularly light and bright with a faint bluish cast.By taking a brief look at some of the social connotations associated with this color we have recognized some interesting references appearing cross culturally in geography and throughout history in writings, myths, and more. Some popular references can be calling Ireland the Emerald Isle due to its lush greenery, or the “Emerald City” from the fictional story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz where everything from food to people are emerald green,The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus was believed to contain the secrets of alchemy; and also Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development is a book published in 2010 about ecologically sustainable city planning. Emerald also symbolizes the nature, the deep woods, and the environmental movement as well.The emerald stone itself is a luminous precious gemstone that is celebrated for its significance in many cultures and religions as a symbol of beauty, renewal, prosperity, healing and unity believing that no other color conveys regeneration more than green.This color trend was chosen by attentive care that will appear in many areas of life, so will the emerald color occupy fashion and design spotlight for this upcoming year. So don’t miss to grab some beautiful pieces, and surround or dress up yourself in this special color!