The pigments that be have spoken: Pantone’s color for 2013 is swatch number 17-5641, a deep green that the color standard bearers describe as “a lively, radiant, lush green”.
Style observers and design buffs should find incorporating a dash of green into your wardrobe a breeze. It’s actually a pretty versatile hue: very autumnal and rich, but also verdant with the sprightliness of Spring. For reference, see the bright mint, deep sage and khaki on the Spring 2013 runways of Gucci, Ermenegildo Zegna and Balmain. We can also see dapper gents giving evening-wear a plush twist with an emerald velvet suit. Following trends blindly is asinine, but wearing color is always a fun exercise—and green happens to be one of our favorite hues. Rock on, Kermit!