I’ve been hanging out to do a post dedicated to the Pantone colour for 2013 and I thought there was no better time to celebrate all things green than two days before St Patrick’s Day, when I’m sure you’ll be downing a green beer or two …
Now, for those not in the loop, Pantone is the world-renowned authority on colour. Back in the 1960s its founder created a system for coding and identifying colours so that people who worked with colours (think everyone from graphic designers to printers, paint companies and fashion designers) could make specific colour requests and know that they were all on the same colour page. Every year Pantone releases its fashion colour report, identifying the top colours for the season.
Now, emerald (or green in general) is either a shade that you love or hate. I don’t have scientific research for this statement except that whenever I feature green pieces here on the blog, there are opinions that swing both ways. And that’s ok. We’re all friends.
I like it but don’t have a lot of green in my wardrobe. Emerald definitely suits my skin tone and hair colour so I’m happy to add more. Green is also said to be a colour worn by people who show compassion … another reason to add more!
The old adage of “blue and green should never been seen without something in between” no longer holds weight in your wardrobe. Like many “rules” from a generation ago, we’ve broken them … and a good thing too.
I love emerald green with neon yellow.
I love it with navy and white.
I love it worked back with tan accessories for a casual look.
I love it worked back with black for an evening ensemble.
If you fancy boosting the green in your wardrobe for St Pat’s day or any day, then scroll on down. I can’t say that each is strictly Pantone 17-5641 but each is within 50 shades.
Just click on each image and then the caption below each image for more details.
Would I find emerald green if I took a peek in your wardrobe? What do you wear it with? Can’t stand green? It’s ok, we can still be friends.