Pantone, a company that is the global authority on color and one that provides professional standards for the design industry, has proclaimed Pantone 17-5641 Emerald as the Color of the Year for 2013.
What could be more appropriate than a shade of green, one that is, according to their press release, “a lively, radiant, lush green,” for the official color for 2013. And what could be better than a color chosen “to promote balance and harmony.”
The adjectives Pantone uses to describe the official color – in any order you arrange them – read like a poem celebrating the essence of being green.
Harmonious Rejuvenating Powerful Appealing
Balanced Lively Sophisticated Energizing
Renewing Inspiring Healing Unifying
With green as our focus for this year – in our decorating and in our lifestyle choices – let’s join our fellow stewards of the earth, people and organizations that help us take better care of our planet. Here’s a list of some of the ones that are doing great work.
The Daily Green http://www.thedailygreen.com/
Do the Green Thing http://www.dothegreenthing.com/
Earth 911 http://earth911.com/
Go Green Guy http://gogreenamericatv.com/
Green is Good http://greenisgood.fm/
Green Living http://www.greenlivingonline.com/
Help Recycle http://HelpRecycle.com/
Mother Nature Network http://www.mnn.com/
We Recycle http://www.werecycle.com/
On this Valentine’s Day and throughout the year, let’s color everything green.
≈Linda Hetzer is an editor and author of books on home design, crafts, and food, and coauthor of Moving On: A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home.
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