Deep greens traditionally show up on the autumn/winter colour palette and 2013 is set to be swathed in this season’s go-to hue: Emerald Green. Spanning fashion, furniture and cookware, get ready for a sea of green.

Announced by Pantone as colour of the year, it’s defined as: ‘A luminous, magnificent hue, the colour of beauty, new life and prosperity.

Stylist tip:

With a recent addition to the royal family, it may not be a coincidence that Emerald has regal connotations. If the bold tone isn't for you, try a more muted, wearable shade such as forest green, khaki or mint