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Signs That The New Year Is Near – Emerald Green Pantone Colour Of The Year 2013

Looks Like A Green Christmas

When Pantone announced the 2013 Colour Of The Year would be Emerald it was well received.  On their website, Pantone describes Emerald as a lively, radiant, lush green. It congers up visions of Emerald City from The Wizard Of Oz because of its jewel tone properties.  This vivid colour will making its way on to store shelves, product lines and clothing pieces very quickly as most will want a jump on the trend while it is still fresh.  Being that Red and Green are the main colours of Christmas, a green jewel tone will catch on very quickly this month.


2013 Colour Of The Year Emerald Green


What’s Is So Great About Green?

The great thing about green is that many shades of green compliment each other.  You often see designs with multiple shades of green.   Some are closer to blue while others are closer to yellow but even a seafoam green (closer to the blue end of the green spectrum) looks fine with a chartreuse (a yellow-green colour).

Green is a colour that means many things to many people.  For some it reminds them about eating their veggies, for others it is an environmental movement.  You have so much choice when it comes to shades of green.

Sign Colour Choices

Finding the green that would work best with your custom sign can be left up to personal choice, but we here at The Sign Depot highly recommend you consult a professional when it comes to the colours used in the sign design.  As explained in our earlier post all about artistic colour choices we know how  pantones are used and how to find complimentary pantone colours.

Pantone Colours Of The Year

 This knowledge is key when it comes to creating a great look on your custom sign.  If you see the need for sign refresh, talk to us and see how your signs could make your competition green with envy.



Out With The Old – All About Artistic Colour Choices


Colours of The Year

During 2011 you may have notice a lot of bright pink around you.  You may not have taken note but Honeysuckle was named colour of the year for 2011 at the end of 2010.  To help you get a jump on your look for 2012 make sure to invest in fashions and fabrics in Tangerine Tango which is the 2012 PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR.

What is a Pantone?

A pantone is a colour matching system used by many designers/stylists/painters etc. Each individual pantone colour has a standard code number to be matched to ensure a seamless look.

What does that mean for your business?

This means your pantone colour choice for fabric/paint/vinyl can co-ordinate exactly with your business logo and you have a uniform look across the board for your company and its branding.

Now  TANGERINE TANGO might not be the colour of choice for you and your business, but knowing the pantone colours in your logo can definitely help when ordering business related items such as signs, graphics, stationary, decor items etc and it will help find complimenting colours to match your logo.

When it comes the colours in your logo, you should always choose to consult with a designer.  Professional designers are educated in colour matching and know the best for fit for the look you hope to achieve for your company.  Consulting a professional is always best when it comes to designing the advertising for your business.  You want your company’s branding to look top notch.  Picking the colours to best represent your business is what designers are trained to do.  They have the artistic eye to bring your brand to life and show off what best highlights what your company is all about. To find consult with one of our award winning sign designers make sure to contact us here at The Sign Depot