Emerald City

12.20.2012

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So often we think of the reds associated with Christmas--the rich hue on the petal of a poinsettia, the fur that makes up Santa's suit, or Rudolph's "very shiny nose." We mustn't forget about ruby red's partner in crime, O Christmas tree green. And it just so happens that the Pantone Color of the Year for 2013 (as mentioned here) is none other than emerald green.

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I guess I'm following suit with this trend, as I chose OPI's Cuckoo for this Color for my nails in spirit of the holidays. I thought it would compliment my holiday festive attire for a debutante presentation I'll be attending this weekend in West Texas, where I'll be wearing a red dress.

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I've always been partial to an emerald over a ruby or a sapphire when I gaze at a jewelry collection in a department store holding all the special gems.

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Perhaps it's the Irish blood in me; in any case, I hope the dominating presence of this color all year will bring us the luck, prosperity, hope and rejuvenation anyone would hope for.

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Pantone projects you'll start seeing this regal shade of green in more places than just lush green landscapes,

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the birds of a feather,

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Starbucks signs,

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the signature Perrier bottle,

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wreaths,

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and Christmas trees...sorry, HAD TO.

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Interior design,

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exterior design,

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car manufacturers,

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and of course men's

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and women's fashion labels, take note of this annual color trend,


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and incorporate it into their products.

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It will pop up on your plate,

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hang from your ceiling,

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sit pretty in a vase,

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provide soles for your feet,

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hold your bubbly

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and/or your belongings,

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dazzle the runways,

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or your closet,

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provide your vitamins,


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and keep you warm.


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Fun fact: the human eye sees green more than any other color in the spectrum. So, this should be an easy adjustment for us all.

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I simply suggest you be mindful of this color, which supposedly will promote "balance and harmony" as we head into this new year.



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