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Pantone’s Top Color For 2013 IS …….

November 7th, 2012

….a shade of blue- Monaco Blue to be exact.


It has been described as a duller version of navy and cobalt. 


If you compare it to last years color…..Tangerine Tango, it certainly doesn’t stand up to its feel good brillancy…does it? 

Pantone Color Institutes’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, explained to WWD that the shade “speaks to the practicality that we are seeing in society. You have to realize there is still concern out there for the economy.” Speaking of practicality, note that the runner up color is also a blue—Dusk Blue.
The third and fourth most popular colors are both greens, Emeraldand Grayed Jade, and the rest of the list is as follows: Linen, Poppy Red, African Violet, Tender Shoots, Lemon Zest, and Tangerine’s not-as-cute cousin, Nectarine.
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The whole shebang, via WWD

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