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.
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.
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.
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.
Pantone projects you'll start seeing this regal shade of green in more places than just lush green landscapes,
the birds of a feather,
the signature Perrier bottle,
and Christmas trees...sorry, HAD TO.
and of course men's
and incorporate it into their products.
It will pop up on your plate,
hang from your ceiling,
sit pretty in a vase,
provide soles for your feet,
hold your bubbly
and/or your belongings,
dazzle the runways,
or your closet,
provide your vitamins,
and keep you warm.
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.
I simply suggest you be mindful of this color, which supposedly will promote "balance and harmony" as we head into this new year.