Colour of the year – Emerald.

So, according to Pantone, the colour bigwigs, the colour of the year is Emerald. I like this colour, so that’s cool with me. Last year the colour was tangerine, and that never seemed to make it to fashion – I’m hoping this will be different because I want to wear it! Eyeliner, clothes and nail polish, I am so on that.

Pantone say about their choice: ”Emerald, a vivid verdant green, enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight as well as promoting balance and harmony. Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious … Also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity, no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.” I just like it because it’s pretty, and it looks good with my hair. At the minute, I’m loving deep green so this will be a nice summer update. Also, I once read that after black, medium green is the most slimming colour. If that’s not motivation enough, I don’t know what is.

I have decided that for the Summer (for some bizarre reason, I’ve been daydreaming about Summer clothes. I don’t even like Summer clothes) I need a floaty, emerald midi skirt like this little Modcloth number, and a nail polish. And a cardigan. And some jeans. And maybe a Cambridge Satchel – I feel the need to own a Cambridge satchel, despite the fact it would be nowhere near big enough for all the rubbish I carry around with me. So please cross your fingers for me that Topshop, New Look and ASOS listen up and start stocking some green!

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