Emerald has stolen the spotlight in 2013 as Pantone's Color of the Year.

Every December, color authority Pantone chooses a color to become the upcoming year's "Color of the Year." Today, Pantone chose Emerald Green as the "Color of the Year" for 2013.

According to Pantone's website, Emerald is "Lively. Radiant. Lush ... A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony."

The radiant color, Pantone 17-5641, has been all over the Spring 2013 runway and will undoubtedly be the hottest color for 2013.

If you don't have some emerald in your closet already, it might just be time to go shopping and grab some great jewel-toned emerald pieces. Look for great dresses and shoes to keep yourself looking like a gem. It also wouldn't hurt to add some actual emerald gems to your jewelry collection.

But don't just stop at clothing. Home decor -- my favorite -- in emerald is stunning and adds a splash of color to your living place. Unlike last year's color of the year (Tangerine Tango), Emerald Green is easier on the eyes and is perfect for all seasons so it would be absolutely okay to have emerald plates on your kitchen table all year.

Sephora & Pantone will be launching another color collection focused on emerald that is due to be out early spring 2013. Sign up at Sephora to stay notified on the limited-edition color collection and it's release date.

I don't know about you, but I'm most looking forward to emerald green nail polish. Hello, gems on my nails!

You can also find Pantone bedding, bath towels, and accessories in Emerald sold exclusively at JCPenny and online beginning February 1.