Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Pantone 2013 Colour of the year - Emerald

So long Tangerine Tango, Pantone has officially named Emerald the 2013 colour of the year. I'm sure most people aren't overly concerned with this sort of thing, but as an artist it matters to me, and as an artist that happens to hate the colour green....it kind of sucks.

Is it weird to hate a colour? I don't know why I can't stand green, but it's true! I mean, it depends on the use, I guess, but I never use it (there is a distinct lack of green in my entire portfolio).

I don't mind a hint of lime or wasabi green, and I do love Kate Spade green, but I would never paint a room in my house green, or buy green bed linens. What's wrong with me?

As it happens, it looks like I'm going to have to come around to it. I'm working on a set of four paintings right now for a client and the colour connection between them is green. I've had more and more requests for it, and I'm sure emerald skinnies are going to be everywhere in the spring. Great.

What do you guys thing of Emerald? Does anyone even care? Beuller? If anyone is interested, the full spring 2013 colour trend forecast is on Pantone's site. I actually find them all a little boring, except for Monaco Blue and Poppy Red. I guess I'm just not a pastel girl.

Note: This post is not intended to offend the colour green or green-lovers in any way.

Via Pantone

1 comment:

  1. I agree - this is a terrible colour. I honestly don't think I have one single item of clothing in green.


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