Every year at the start of December, Pantone releases their next colour of the year. It is always a highly anticipated announcement as designers around the world try to guess what the newest colour will be. In the lead up to this announcement I thought I would pay homage to a few colours from previous years - this week we are taking a look at 2013's Emerald. Here’s what Pantone had to say about Emerald - “ Emerald.... Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the colour of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. Also the colour of growth, renewal and prosperity, no other colour conveys regeneration more than green.” Below are some inspirational images for this refreshing hue - if you’d like to see more, check out my first ever Colour Of The Week post, featuring Emerald.