I devour articles and books on color and give it a lot of thought.
Today's newspaper had an article about the Pantone color of the year for 2013 - Emerald Green.
I have noticed a lot of green lately as well as gorgeous violets and had been wondering which of these hues would be chosen. Again, like the past couple of years with Tangerine Tango and Honeysuckle (an odd name foe a bright pink, a name that makes me envision pale yellow, Oh well!) a vibrant color and one not for large doses unless very smartly done.Please no rather permanent stuffed sofas in this color
After a semester of painting color swatches i had to print this out and check it against my book. Luckily I have a computer monitor and printer that are very true in their hues.
It's a lovely cool green. Much cooler than even the coolest green in my book which uses a Prussian blue and a light cadmium yellow. I may try to mix it up later today.
As a cool green I can see it best in a color scheme based on an 18 color color wheel.
For complimentary hues I use a nice neutral red, neither warm nor cool.
I also favor traditional split complementary and triad color schemes so would choose this green contrasted with a warm red and cool red or use the emerald with a neutral orange and a neutral violet. Since Tangerine Tango was the Pantone color for 2012 do you think that a violet might be ahead for 2014? Would be interesting.
OK, so my challenge for the day will be to produce a craft project using Emerald. I'll see what I can do.
Meantime we need a prize for Day 6 of Xmas. Maybe a 4GB Chip drive in green? Yes, I think that would be perfect.
You can check out more about this at http://www.pantone.com/pages/products/product.aspx?pid=1328&ca=33