2013 Pantone Color of the Year and Its Harmony with RGB & CMYK
The 2013 Pantone Color of the year is PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald. ”Lively. Radiant. Lush green… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” as it is described.
RGB for TPX closest match is 0,152,116 while the CMYK for TPX closest match is 86,8,57,0. The plus Series RGB closest match is 0,155,119 while Plus Series CMYK closest match is 99,0,69,0. The HTML Values are 009B77.
According to the press release of Pantone LLC, “Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”
“The Color of the Year selection is a very thoughtful process. To arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.” Pantone LLC added on the press release.
Here are some of the colors that harmonize with emerald green which visual merchandisers and graphics designers can use.