Each year the design industries - fashion, home decor, and automotive, to name a few - anxiously await the announcement of Pantone's Color of the Year. For 2013, the color is Emerald Green. While this certainly has some of us arching our brows in surprise, there is reasoning and logic behind the choice. Design decisions are often a reaction to previous trends and the cool, soothing balm of luxurious gemstones and deep forest foliage are a counterbalance to last years hot and zingy Tangerine Tango. Green historically has been a prominent color in our interior landscapes, trending from avocado to sage to lime to...emerald over the past few decades, mostly because the color green is tied to a very large and emotional social issue, nature and the environment.
For what it's worth, here's a look at using Emerald Green in our homes.....
Beautiful when paired with warm antique brass, this rich accent color sends an inviting welcome and emphasizes the entrance to the home.
Emerald is lovely when paired with modern black and white furnishings. I love that the color does not go to the ceiling; it opens the space visually from above. Imagine how dead this space would look with white walls!
I looooove lilac and emerald together. What a lovely vignette!
Alexander Doherty Apartment Design - Farrow and Ball Paint Colors - House Beautiful
Emerald for 2013.
Look for it in fashion at this year's Academy Awards and home accessories like malachite picture frames, table ware, and obelisks, and even appliances for the kitchen..