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2013: Year of Emerald!

by Wasifa Ahmad Hasan

2012 is coming to an end. Just like the past years, Pantone has revealed their color of 2013, and it’s 
Emerald green.
If you are wondering what is Pantone… let me quote from their site:

“Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.
For nearly 50 years, Pantone has been inspiring design professionals with products, services and leading technology for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity.”

I am not a “green” fan, but the color Emerald green is a different story. The rich dark color gives an aura of style & sophistication and looks good on everyone! This color often symbolize renewal, regrowth and health.
Here is how you can incorporate this color to your everyday style.


If you don’t want to go overboard with Emerald or you are not fond of this color just try adding a hint of emerald in your clothing. Add an emerald scarf, or t-shirt or even a thin belt. If you are going for the “deshi” style [shalwar-kamiz, saari] you can go for the allover Emerald or you can chose one part to focus. I prefer the latter.


You don’t have to go for a dramatic Emerald eye makeup if you don’t want to. Just add a little color onto your eyes. Try emerald green/green eyeliner… throw some peachy-pink lipstick and you are good to go!
Here is a dramatic Arabic look I have created featuring the color emerald green.

Want to know which products I have used to create this look? Check out my guest post in  famous makeup artist and blogger XSPARKAGE’s page!!


I am a huge fan of dark nail colors….especially on winter. I like to combine greens with blues.


I love to mix and match accessories. You don’t have to match your accessory to your dress, rather use the “opposite color” of the color wheel to accentuate your whole attire. The opposite color of green is red. So rose gold or muted red and rose jewelry looks good with emerald green dress.
If you are going for an allover emerald green look, choose your shoes of neutral colors, like beige, black, white and gray. You can also choose darker versions of green.

Emerald green may be the color of 2013, but that does not mean you have to ditch all your favorite colors and go for this one. Just add some emerald color in your life and have fun!

[Images are collected, unless otherwise stated]

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Amy May 6, 2015 - 12:27 pm

The heels with the peacock feathers are by far my favourite item on here!
Great article, Thanks for sharing!

Wasifa Ahmad Hasan May 6, 2015 - 4:24 pm

Hey Amy! Yes I agree… those are so pretty!

Wasifa Ahmad March 4, 2013 - 5:34 am

I know right? Each and every example was sooo fascinating! I could not pick any one of those, so gave almost all the pictures I loved.
And yeah, it's becoming my favorite color too. Yey EMERALD!

Martha Woods March 4, 2013 - 3:52 am

I love this color, so I guess this is “my” year!! You picked out so many gorgeous jewels and dresses to illustrate…I can't pick a favorite 🙂 Love the eye makeup too!

Wasifa Ahmad December 23, 2012 - 10:43 am

🙂 Welcome to my blog dear!

shivani karwal December 23, 2012 - 10:42 am

Hi Sifa! Thanks for checking out my website and giving me your link. I love yours too! 🙂


Wasifa Ahmad December 23, 2012 - 9:25 am

Grazie! Buon Natale anche a te!

Giancarlo December 23, 2012 - 9:19 am

Un felice Natale e uno strepitoso fine 2012 a Te e ai tuoi cari!!

Wasifa Ahmad December 22, 2012 - 8:36 pm

awww… Thanks dear! Emerald is one of my favorite colors too 🙂

Demy allaboutbeauty December 22, 2012 - 7:28 pm

Love emerald!!! It' s one of my favourite colours!
Great post!!!
I'm your new follower 🙂


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