Per their website: Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.
Annually they do a "Color of the Year" and it's interesting to see where the color people are putting their focus. For 2013, the color is....drum roll please:
Emerald is a pretty daring color for housing. While I don't see it on too many walls, cabinetry, or exterior color schemes, I believe it makes the perfect accent color on pillows, fabrics, and chotchkies (ch-aw-t-ch-keys) around the home. For colors this daring, I always suggest using them at a minimum and putting them on items that can be swapped out with the seasons without too much investment (just in case it wears on you after about 3 weeks!)
Clothing, design, decor, accents....let's see where the Emerald color shows up in housing and design this year! Of course we'll see it in March for St. Patty's day. How will you put Emerald in your design scheme for 2013?