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Pantone's 2013 color of the year: Emerald!

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December

pantone.jpgThe "global authority on color" has spoken: Pantone's 2013 color of the year is emerald.

"Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a news release. "As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate."

Count this Deal Diva thrilled.

Emerald is straight-up glamorous, pumping up ordinary looks. It transcends seasons, looking appropriate on summer bikinis, spring sundresses and holiday frocks.

Also, do you hear the sound of redheads rejoicing?

They should be. Emerald is a rich jewel tone that brightens fair skin.

I say this with confidence as the daughter of a redhead, sister of two and friend of one. Also, paleness.

Here's the thing: Fair-skinned girls try to own it, but emerald embraces everyone.

Consider the celevidence.

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Sephora is among companies pleased with the decision. Senior VP of merchandising Margarita Arriagada said she thinks it will be successful as an eye shadow, liner, mascara and nail polish, according to the Associated Press.

"It's a passionate color, and it gives our client a lot of wearability," she told AP.

Pantone's choices for colors of years past include tangerine tango, honeysuckleturquoise and sand dollar (the latter choice was the only that made me think, "Really? That's your big shade?").

Those hues were good to us, but it's time to shop on.

Let's take a look at some emerald merch.

Giant statement ring from Kohl's:

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Colorblock tote from Kohl's:

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Heart-y heels from Modcloth:

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Joan Harris-like emerald tie-top from Modcloth:

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Sweater dress from Target ($18!):

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Let's talk about this. What do you think of Pantone's choice? Will you work emerald into your holiday looks and beyond?

Deal Diva Katie

Photos: Pantone, Kohl's, Modcloth, Just Beautiful Inc, MSN, Red Finch Boutique, OoohLalaBlog, Target

[Last modified: Thursday, December 6, 2012 6:04pm]

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