We've only got a little more than three weeks to go before Tangerine Tango becomes so 2012. Luckily, the color gods, aka Pantone, have spoken: emerald green is the color of the year for 2013. The lush jewel tone is most closely associated with sophistication and luxury, and according to its official color definition, it "enhances our sense of well-being by promoting balance and harmony." What's more, Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman says it's "the most abundant hue in nature; the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum." Aren't you the slightest bit impressed now? Pantone isn't the only source currently endorsing this stylish shade of green. Designers like Zac Posen, Christopher Bailey for Burberry Prorsum, and Nanette Lepore all sent emerald-hued wares down their respective Spring '13 runways. And, only adding to its colorful conviction, starlets and royalty alike have been donning the jewel tone on the red carpet and in their off-duty affairs. Kate Middleton was most recently spotted out in London wearing a playful printed emerald Mulberry dress. Need we say more? To herald in another year of color, we're celebrating with our favorite emerald-colored pieces. Click on to shop our picks now.
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