Pantone is the authority of all that has to do with color and its many shades. Each year they compile a short list of go-to colors for the season with one hue ranking at the top of the list as the official color of the season. This year, emerald green took the prize. According to Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eisman, “Symbolically, emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal, and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world.” We agree. It helps that it's a rich, sultry color that we feel conveys power and the ability to step outside of the neutral rut so many of us find ourselves in from time to time. In celebration of Pantone's choice, which we highly approve of, we put together a show of Spring 2013 runway looks and some complementary shopping choices you can take advantage of right now.