PANTONE has just announced that its top color for spring fashions 2013 is indeed a shade of blue: Monaco Blue. The shade is “not a bright cobalt or sapphire blue, Monaco Blue falls somewhere in between with a shot of sparkle.”
Pantone Color Institute executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, explains that the shade “speaks to the practicality that we are seeing in society.” Maybe because it keeps your blue skinnies in style!
Monaco Blue Products:
Great for teens, juniors, petites bra – because it has a bit of a push up and will last over a year with regular machine washing:
Maidenform Women’s Custom Lift Color Burst Bra
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The first company to bring 100% organic cotton bedding to the United States, Coyuchi, was founded 20 years ago in a small town on the Northern California coast. There, surrounded by ocean, forest, beach and bluff, Coyuchi’s “aesthetic ecosystem” philosophy of design was born, leading to a line of home textiles rooted in the innate qualities of nature. Coyuchi products are produced with natural fibers, free of the toxic dies, bleaches and finishes used in conventional textiles. All Coyuchi cotton is 100% organic, produced using a nontoxic production process certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard.
Blue geometric rug from Target:
Zeroll’s Ussentials® collection is a line of 52 kitchen tools available in 9 vibrant colors. All tools are ergonomically designed for enhanced comfort and performance in the kitchen. From ladles to spaghetti servers to avocado slicers and more, Zeroll has a large variety of kitchen essentials in Pantone’s color of the year: Monaco Blue.
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Ruffled short sleeve dress
Dark Blue hair is a perfect way to keep up with latest Monaco Blue trend. In our home, we’re a fan of Manic Panic temporary hair colors which last about 6 weeks and fade with each shampoo. Available in shocking blue, and look for a newly reformulated rockabilly blue soon! Manic Panic uses superior ingredients that are guaranteed vegan and contains no animal ingredients. Fortified with a herbal and protein complex, you’ll find it leaves your hair feeling nourished and ultraconditioned for days after coloring!
The full list of hot spring colors from Pantone is:
In addition to a Fashion color of the year, Pantone’s overall color of the year is Emerald. For more than 4,000 years, emeralds have been one of the most sought-after gems among the rich and powerful. Their fiery, green brilliance was so irresistible, even Egypt’s famed Queen Cleopatra was supposedly dazzled by them! Emeralds are the symbol of peace, hope and new beginnings – and when worn are purported to unlock creative impulses, improving work performance and even memory. If you are born in May, emerald is your birthstone.