Emerald! It’s a much cooler shade than last year’s Tangerine Tango. As a knitter (and not a fashionista), I have been seeing samples go from bright mustard yellows and tangerines to now more cooler colors like deeper greens and purples. I think that this shift isn’t just a trend, but a reflection of our moods.
The psychology behind Pantone’s colors is fascinating. From the press release for emerald, they say this shade of green is:
“A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”
And that desire for “well-being, balance and harmony” is one that I am seeing expressed everywhere, both online and off. Many people start off their resolutions with vague goals like “eating better” or “work out” but there’s also a serious undercurrent happening across the globe to become better people.
I’m really glad that’s happening. It’s very difficult to set up and maintain boundaries, both in our work and our personal lives, but it can be done and done with love. It’s not cruel or mean or bitchy to say, “no”; it has to come from a place of love to be maintained. Both love for oneself and love for the other person.
I love Tangerine Tango and the energy behind it. 2012 was a very energetic year for me. Now I’m looking for a slower and less hectic pace full of well-being, balance and harmony.