Maybe we should follow the Yellow Brick Road, after all…

In 2013, it’s not only the path to dreams come true, but also a new-found paradise for fashion, beauty, and decor. Yes, it looks like The Wizard finally got his way, because Pantone has officially announced that the 2013 “Color of the Year” is… Emerald Green!

Here at Spa Week, we’re warmly embracing the news because this rich, elegant hue will complement any skin tone or hair color beautifully. Now that we had our fun with 2012’s spunky Tangerine Tango, we’re ready to go in a different direction.

It goes without saying that this color will be popular in fashion, accessories, and the like. But what we’re really excited to see is the breath-taking beauty trends sure to come out of this announcement. In fact, Sephora.com already has a teaser up for the highly anticipated 2013 “Color of the Year” collection. This exciting announcement was just made last week, so we’re expecting the new products to start pouring in any second now. But if you want to be one of the first to master this trend, grab these beauty products that were a little bit ahead of their time…

Eye Shadow

Be bold: These lusty shades would look gorgeous paired next to any color eyes…and you’ll certainly be making a statement!

Shown: Make Up Forever Aqua Cream Shadow in Emerald Green, $23 / MAC Eye Shadow in Steamy $15

Nail Polish

Hop on board: The country’s nail obsession shows no signs of slowing…be the first to sport what’s sure to be one of the hottest colors of the New Year!

Shown: Essie Nail Lacquer in Stylenomics, varies / China Glaze Nail Polish in Emerald Fitzgerald, varies

Eye Liner

Experiment: Pantone just gave you the perfect excuse to stray from your typical black eyeliner…have fun with it!

Shown: Sephora Collection Nano Eyeliner in Emerald Green, $5 / L’Oreal Paris Double Extend Eye Illuminator Eye Liner in Black Emerald, $8.95

Are you going to try out Emerald Green? Share your best beauty finds for the newest color of the moment!