Tangerine Tango is on its way out! It may have been the color of the year for 2012, but now Pantone has made the announcement that their color of the year for 2013 is Emerald. Pantone described the color as, “lively, radiant, and lush.” It’s “a color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” We’re sure to hear plenty of theories about why this hue was really picked though – does it signify growth and renewal by reminding us of nature, or is the tone all about money and hope for our country in the coming year? No matter the reason, you should use Pantone’s definition of the shade as a way to add some liveliness and richness to your wardrobe.

We saw the radiant color in the spring collections of Tracy Reese, Nanette Lepore, Marimekko, and other designers that are already embracing the hue, and we’ll see it in the upcoming emerald-themed collaboration between Pantone and Sephora, but we’ve also already spotted Emerald on the red carpet and on the streets. Take a look at the stars below to see who will be happy to hear about Pantone’s chosen color!

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton wore a green Mulberry dress during an appearance at the Natural History Museum in London.


Katy Perry

Katy Perry wore an emerald green embellished gown to a recent event in Los Angeles.


Nikki Reed

Nikki Reed was spotted on the red carpet in this short emerald printed dress.


Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek wore an emerald beaded gown for a red carpet movie premiere.


Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz was spotted out and about recently in this tight emerald green dress.


Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks showed off her curves at a charity dinner in a form-fitting emerald dress.


Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum wore this silky emerald green dress with black accents for a Project Runway event.


Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian wore an emerald long-sleeved peplum dress while out with boyfriend Kanye West in Rome recently.


Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo was spotted on the streets of London wearing this emerald green blazer.


Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana switched it up in these emerald green pants at an event in New York.


Can’t get enough of the color? Check out our favorite Emerald-hued products below!