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Introducing Emerald as the 2013 Color of the Year!

January 7th, 2013

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Each year Pantone, the leading color authority, announces the hottest shade of the year. The big color for 2013 is Emerald, a rich, cool shade of green. In the words of Pantone, Emerald is “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” Personally, I love how serene and calming this shade is, and I can’t wait to incorporate it into my yarncrafting! Want more Emerald in your crafting, too? Here are our favorite Emerald yarns for the coming year.

Emerald: Pantone Color of 2103

Left to right: Hometown USA in Grand Rapids Green, Homespun in Pesto, Jiffy in Country Green, and Martha Stewart Crafts Alpaca Blend in Meadow Green.

What do you think of this trend? Will you be using Emerald in your yarncrafting projects this year?

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  • meg

    Sorry, but this isn’t news. I read about this several months ago. By the way, none of those colors are emerald, which is a deep rich gemtone. The colors above are just different greens, none of them are very attractive. Last year the color was tangerine, but I don’t recall any big rush to buy orange yarn.
    I don’t choose my colors by someone else’s opinions. I pick what I like, and what suits the project and/or person I’m making it for.

  • melodie

    Hey Jess, How are you? Thank you for the color of the year I have never herd of the color Emerald before. thank you

  • melodie

    Hey. thanks I did not no that green was the color of the year

  • pindy4176

    Green is my favorite color, and I’m already seeing some beautiful colorways, so I’m excited!

  • melodie

    So am I pindy Green blue & purple are my favorite color to

  • beth

    You forgot my favorite green from Lion yarns… Holiday Homespun Evergreen. I wish they’d bring back the richer brighter greens of true emerald or kelly green. The trend seems to be toward muted colors that are more olive.

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  • bigmamabam

    please, start creating more colors (kelly green, candy apple red, almond, royal purple, hot pink, soft pastel pink, etc.) and crochet patterns in Kitchen Cotton, 100% cotton, for placemats, dish cloths, coasters, hot plate, table runners. I would like to make whole matched and coordinated sets in a varietuy of colors. Please send reply to thelazygourmet10@aol.com

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  • Sue

    None of these are Emerald. Emerald is brighter, more of a jewel shade of Kelly green. I don’t like any of the above colors.

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  • Mona

    I agree – none of the colours shown are emerald!!!!!!!

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