Pantone, the hoity toity decision council for everything we're allowed to see, has announced the color of the year for 2013: green. Or well fine, emerald. It's unclear what scientific process Pantone goes through to determine what the COTY is (other than complete arbitrariness) but hey, emerald's a nice color.
Last year's color of the year was Tangerine Tango and though Emerald 17-5641 doesn't quite have the alliterative beauty of that color, it does look like a quality green. Or as quality as green can get? Whatever. Who wouldn't want to wear an official color of the year endorsed flannel or lamp or towel or detergent or whatever? Don't answer that question. Anyway, Pantone says: