This year is all about green galore, emerald green to be exact. Pantone, the authority on color for multiple facets of the design industry, named emerald Green their 2013 color of the year calling it “Lively,  Radiant and Lush”. We could not agree more, emerald has a regal and unique quality that adds an instant sense of sophistication to any look.  Celebrities like Beyoncé, Isla Fisher, Emma Stone and Kim Kardashian have all been spotted in stunning emerald green gowns on the red carpet and we love how this hue complements any skin tone allowing even the palest of skin to glow against the bold bright hue. Emerald green is not only chic but it is said to promote feelings of balance and harmony. Whether or not that’s true is debatable, but one thing that’s for sure is that this beautiful hue is this years “it” color and you should add it to your wardrobe ASAP.

If you want to rock an emerald green look  for date night, or perhaps and cocktail party, then we suggest opting for a knee-length emerald dress with a peplum accented waist. The bold emerald color is super sophisticated while the little ruffled accent around the waist adds a youthful and flirty touch to the ensemble, add in a pair of simple black pumps and your outfit will be complete. For a super simple and casual way to work the emerald hue into your wardrobe nothing works better than a well fitted blazer, pair your emerald blazer with dark wash skinny jeans and a black tank top for an effortlessly chic look. Take that same blazer and throw it on over a simple shift dress, and you’ll be able to rock emerald at the office as well.


Try The Trend Tips

It is easy to see why emerald green is 2013’s color of the year, and to help you look great in this latest color trend here are a few tips.

If you’re new to wearing this hue then start off by adding a few emerald accessories to your wardrobe. Items like an emerald clutch, statement ring, scarves, skinny belts or even an emerald hued manicure would do the trick.

Emerald eye make-up is another great way to rock emerald green, try emerald eye liner or eye shadow, this makeup hue looks particularly stunning on ladies with dark brown or hazel eyes.