Pantone has announced the official color of 2013: Emerald!
Many believe the vibrant colour makes you lucky in love, so how fitting to have an emerald themed wedding? It’s also the traditional birthstone for May making it perfect for upcoming spring weddings. According to Greek mythology, emerald is sacred stone of the goddess venus, and is thought to perserve love.
If you want to make a bold statement on your big day, this is your colour.
According to Pantone, Emerald conveys: “Lively, radiant and lush. A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”
It’s part of the perfect palette for a natural, eco-friendly garden wedding, with tables full of succulents and galvanized pails filled with lush greenery. It’s also a staple in any roaring 1920′s theme Great Gatsby wedding with bridesmaids wearing emerald peacock feather hairpieces.
Being such a royal colour, emerald conveys strong heritage – the key to an elegant evening affair. Just picture the sophisticated luxury of a gorgeous ballroom filled with emerald gems, gold details and a gorgeous gown.
You could use it as an accent color too, by mixing it up a bit and including a few shades and textures of green to break up the strong emerald features of your day. It will always look great paired with ivorys and whites, and even other jewel tones like ruby, amethyst and sapphire and so regal with gold.
It can be incorporated with bold elements such as an emerald engagement ring, finger nails, bridesmaids dresses and ceremony decor – or with subtle details like little gems or touches on your wedding stationary, flowers with lots of greenery, green candles or napkins.
How about a fabulous pair of emerald shoes? Maybe a splash of it in your bridal jewellery? Or featured in a vintage brooch on your bridal sash?
The colour of the year is popping up on inspiration boards everywhere, check Pinterest for boards like this to get some more inspiration.
We’re excited to see how you’ll incorporate emerald into your 2013 wedding!
Alicia-Rae + Tammy xo.