Green With Envy?

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We’ve been noticing a trend.

Jewel tones are back, in a big way, and it’s really not a surprise that Pantone, Inc., the world’s leading authority on color and professional color standards, announced very recently that richly-hued Emerald (PMS 17-5641) would be the 2013 Color of the Year.

“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.”

Emerald is further described as the color of growth, renewal and prosperity, and I think we can all agree we’re ready for more of that!

If you’ll be incorporating the vibrant color of Emerald into a wedding this year, here’s a little bit of inspiration for you.

Bridesmaids stand out in Emerald Green Dresses. See more photos of this gorgeous Emerald and White wedding at The Frosted Petticoat Blog.

Who says an engagement ring needs to be strictly diamonds? If green’s your thing, you could do no better than this fabulous Emerald-cut Emerald and Diamond Ring set in white gold. Timeless!

Brilliant bridesmaid gift, or simply stunning bridal accessory, this emerald clutch from Etsy seller lostintimeinc fits the bill!

A little pop of color peeking out from beneath that elegant white gown adds a bit of bridal drama (the good kind!) and these Emerald peep-toe pumps from Zappos make my heart beat just a little bit faster.

A touch of color is all you need to bring the wedding cake to the party. After all, you wouldn’t want it to look like a vegetable! Here, a cake available for viewing on illustrates the perfect balance between elegance and color.

Guys get in on the act with Emerald Green tie and Emerald Suede Wingtips. Why should the bride have all the fun?

Let the lighting set the mood. Notice how the lighting alone sets the scene in this otherwise minimalist décor? Love it!

Vintage Emerald Green Glassware from Etsy seller lguysvintagefinds would feel right at home in any Emerald celebation.

And the perfect ending to an Emerald-styled wedding? Why a honeymoon to the “Emerald Isle“, of course! Well, we can always dream, right?

For more Emerald inspiration, check out our Emerald 17-5641 Pantone Color of the Year 2013 board on Pinterest!