Pantone announces its Color of the Year for 2013

When the Oscars come around, we listen up to find out the best films of the year. Those who love good music often wait with baited breath for the December Album of the Year announcements from their favorite blogs. But what about colors? Why not defer to the experts over at Pantone? Who knows, you might just find the perfect hue of custom cabinetry thanks to 2013's Color of the Year.

According to Pantone, creators of the Pantone Matching System, 2013 will be the year of emerald! PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald. Not bad timing, considering this verdant color is pretty in-season right about now. Want to work emerald into your kitchen design? Pantone has a variety of lush inspiration for you to check out.

Of course, you could make the ultimate green decision in your kitchen and invest in eco-friendly appliances and sustainable products. Look for custom cabinets made from woods like bamboo for awesome green initiatives.

 Year of the Emerald

Year of the Emerald