Trend Report: 2013 Spring and Summer Colors and Gemstones

By now you have probably heard that Emerald is the 2013 “Color of the Year”.  (If you missed it, check out the press release from Pantone here.)  Green is sure to be everywhere this year (which is great for me because it’s my favorite color :D).

But what other colors will be popular?  Pantone recently announced the 10 top colors of spring and summer 2013, which include balanced neutrals such as Dusk Blue, Grayed Jade, and Linen as well as the bright shades of Emerald, African Violet, Nectarine, Poppy Red, Lemon Zest, and Tender Shoots.  Pulling both the neutrals and brights together is the anchoring color Monaco Blue.

Check out the top 10 colors for Spring and Summer 2013 below,  along with the associated gemstones in each beautiful color.  You will see these colors everywhere- from jewelry, to clothing, to home decor and furniture, to paint colors.

They will also be prominent in 2013 weddings, from bridesmaid dresses, to invitations, to favors, to linens, to flowers and other decorations.  Be sure to check out our future posts as we explore each of these colors as they relate to 2013 weddings.

Color: Dusk Blue

A beautiful soft blue reminiscent of the ocean or clear blue sky when the sun starts to set

Gemstones in this Color: Aquamarine, Blue Topaz, Blue Chalcedony, Blue Agate

Color: Tender Shoots

 A beautiful yellowy-green that looks like fresh buds on a tree in spring or like a ripe granny smith apple

Gemstones in this Color: Peridot, Green Chalcedony, Serpentine, Green Turquoise

Color: Lemon Zest

A beautiful creamy bright yellow with just the right intensity, like a fresh lemon, beautiful daffodil, or summer sunflower

Gemstones in this Color: Citrine, Yellow Quartz, Yellow Opal, Agate, Butterscotch Amber

Color: Linen

A soft neutral in the color of a sandy beach

Gemstones in this Color: Mother of Pearl, Bone, Pearl, Jasper, White Turquoise, Rutilated Quartz

Color: Poppy Red

A bright seductive red in the color of a spring poppy

Gemstones in this Color: Ruby, Garnet, Red Coral


Color: Emerald- “The 2013 Color of the Year”

A deep, radiant, and intense green

Gemstones in this Color: Emerald, Green Onyx, Malachite


Color: Grayed Jade

A muted and subtle minty green with just a hint of gray

Gemstones in this Color: Jade, Chalcedony, Certain shades of Aquamarine, Chrysoprase, Amazonite

Color: African Violet

A soft purple full of depth and beauty, like wild lavender 

Gemstones in this Color: Light Amethyst, Fluorite


Color: Monaco Blue

 A deep and dark, yet bright, blue, like your favorite pair of jeans or the night sky at twilight

Gemstones in this Color: Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli, Midnight Sun Sitara, Iolite


Color: Nectarine

A beautiful citrus orange hue with hints of coral

Gemstones in this Color: Amber, Honey Onyx, Carnelian, Topaz, Fire Agate



*All photos are from visit their website for more information about all the 2013 colors

Do you have a favorite 2013 color?

How about a favorite color combination?

I’d love to hear which colors you love and which you are most excited about for this Spring & Summer.

Please share your comments below.

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  1. I love colours and this is an amazing blog, love all the colours and the jewellery you have shown to depict each one.
    Thanks for sharing :0)

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