Thursday, December 6, 2012


I would like to issue an addendum to my previous post about the Pantone Color of the Year... because the Internet gave me BAD INFORMATION (shocking). Actually, I was kind of skeptical about any sort of officiality until Pantone listed it on their site, but... turns out Monaco Blue is NOT the Color of the Year, despite what the various buzz on the Internet was.


They were so tricky, throwing around Leatrice Eiseman's name, saying that they had officially announced it. (Okay, so I guess they said it was the "top color" and not the "color of the year" but that's still very misleading. Especially since I had done a specific search FOR the color of the year.)

Because, actually, it's not a blue at all... it's Emerald. (Which is a glorified shade of Kelly Green, which should be pretty easy to find.) Officially and truly.

Which, conveniently for me, isn't that far off from my signature shade of aqua-turquoise-teal (affectionately dubbed "Kelly Blue" by, well, all my friends).

I liked the Monaco Blue (the glorified navy) but I think the Emerald is prettier and going to be a hell of a lot easier to work with. And my closet already matches it without me having to do anything. As evidenced by said previous post, and also anyone that has seen my closet. If it's not pink, it's probably some shade of blue-green.

I'm not even exaggerating. I'm wearing a dark teal shirt RIGHT NOW AS I TYPE THIS.

My only issue with this is that it is VERY similar to the 2010 CoTY, which was Turquoise.

And 2005, which was "Blue Turquoise" (apparently there's a difference) which is not super different from 2003's Aqua. Though, to be fair, last year's Tangerine Tango was very close to 2004's Tiger Lily, and 2011's Honeysuckle was very close to 2001's Fuchsia Rose. And 2007 is very close to 2002, being in the red family. The only anomalies seem to be 2009, 2008, and 2008, which deviate from this general color scheme. Huh. Maybe they should have gone with Monaco Blue after all and really shaken things up.

But hey, they're Pantone. They know what they're doing, right?

Your thoughts? Do you like Emerald better than Monaco Blue? Or would you have picked a different color altogether?


calee himes said...

perfect color for kelly.

in other news, you might actually receive a kelly blue crocheted hat at some point in the nearish future. just like maria will eventually receive a wedding gift from me (I fail).

Kelly L. said...

FIST PUMP. My head is excited.

Stephanie Fink said...

Bummer! I'm not an emerald fan, and i'm still pretty in love with deep blues. And, you looked gorgeous in your navy blue bridesmaid dress, so i don't think you should write the color off entirely. ;)

Kelly L. said...

Aww, thanks. *buys all the navy*