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Emerald Green Is Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year

Lovers of jewel tones, prepare to rejoice: Pantone has just named Emerald Green 2013's Color of the Year. You might remember that Tangerine Tango took the same honor last year—appropriate, considering the rush of orange we witnessed on the Spring 2012 runways, though perhaps not the most universally flattering choice. (To quote Legally Blonde's Elle Woods: "Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed!")

Happily, 2013's vibrantly verdant shade looks awesome on most skin tones and—bonus!—is an oft-worn favorite of both Kate Middleton's and Michelle Obama's. Color us convinced.

Click through to shop some emerald finds and get a head start on next year's hottest color story. It's easier than Kermit the Frog would have you believe—we promise.

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