it’s official – pantone’s color of the year for 2013 is emerald!

Emerald: Pantone's color of the year for 2013Pantone has announced its color of the year for 2013 and I couldn’t be more thrilled that it is emerald! Emerald is a lively and lush color most often associated with the gem of the same name. Since antiquity this luxurious and sophisticated color has represented wealth, prosperity, and energy. These are all reasons why Pantone’s color of the year makes such a perfect wedding palette! I’ve put together five brand new inspiration boards for you to celebrate this gorgeous color – enjoy!

Winter Emerald 

Pantone's color of the year for 2013: Emerald

Garden Emerald 

Pantone emerald garden wedding inspiration board

Tropical Emerald

Pantone color of the year for 2013: Emerald

Antique Gold & Emerald 

Emerald and gold wedding inspiration - Pantone 2013 Color of the Year

Vintage Emerald

Emerald green wedding inspiration - Pantone Color of the Year 2013

So which of these Pantone Color of the Year looks is your favorite? If you haven’t quite gotten enough emerald wedding inspiration here’s one more post from a while back:

Emerald Wedding


photo credits: color swatch. Winter Emerald: green barn, cake, emerald green shoes < via Style Me Pretty, door handle, bracelet < from 3D Memoirs, Twigs and Honey bridal veil < via Chic Vintage Brides, girl with evergreen branch. Garden Emerald: bride and groom < from Love My Dress, table setting, ring < available on Etsy, bride in veil < via Chic Vintage Brides, wedding cake with succulents < from Elizabeth Anne Designs, vintage bottles photography < available on Etsy. Tropical Emerald: Free People dress, emerald beads < available on Etsy, Tahiti ocean, cake < from Once Wed, Jimmy Choo shoes. Antique Gold & Emerald: antique jewelry < via Ruffled, emerald and gold interior, London photograph < available on Etsy, emerald bracelet from Ruche, Twigs and Honey bridal veil < via Honey Kennedy, cake < from Style Unveiled. Vintage Emerald: emerald green scarf < available on Etsy, bridesmaids < from Style Me Pretty, globe with emerald shoes < from Kiss the Groom, emerald maxi dress, books < available on Etsy.

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  1. I loved this year’s color, but I’m super excited to see emerald in 2013!

  2. Emerald is gorgeous! Excited for 2013 color trends!

  3. Gorgeous! All shades of emerald are striking. Great inspiration boards.

  4. Ah…so pretty! And I love that maxi dress…I might have to make something like that!

  5. Oh pretty–my favorite is the antique gold and emerald collection!

  6. Truly stunning boards that really show off this fab color! I am OBSESSED with “Winter Emerald” and “Vintage Emerald.” WOW.

  7. Oh yes! Emerald is beautiful! Lovely inspiration boards!

  8. Oh my! I love emerald! They’re all such GORGEOUS boards. If I had to choose, it’d be winter emerald.

  9. I’m torn between winter and garden, stunning inspiration x

  10. We’re loving this color of the year, too! It looks so rich and exotic mixed with gold!


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