Each December, the design world anxiously and excitedly awaits the announcement of the new color of the year selected by Pantone. For 2013, Emerald is the HOT, new color to watch. From decorating to fashion, from print to web, every year the highly anticipated hue is carefully and strategically chosen on what’s been trending, but even more so on how the hue will impact styles for the year to come.
Emerald is a rich, radiant color that is vivid, yet serene. It’s reminiscent of nature and provides the feeling of tranquility and harmony. Varying shades of green have been lingering in the background over the last few years behind the brighter and more vibrant previously chosen Pantone colors – Tangerine (2012), Honeysuckle (2011), and Turquoise (2010). It’s finally made it’s entrance and is making a big statement in fashion and decor. Let’s have a look…
Resources – 1: Murphy Sofa Room and Board / 2: Green Zebra Pillow Home Portfolio / 3: Ceramic Stool World Market / 4: Green Accent Table Target / 5: Fabric Madeline Weinrib / 6: Table Lamp J Schatz / 7: Espresso Maker Amazon / 8: Glass Table Lamp Inside Avenue / 9: Green Linen Panel CB2 / 10: Mode Dresser Room and Board / 11: Rug Layla Grace /12: Glasses Baccarat / 13: Boxes Shop Ten 25
From lamps to rugs to accessories, shades of emerald are popping up everywhere you turn. It’s a color that can be used in a big way or as a quiet accent, and can be paired with almost any other hue. Go light, go deep – you won’t go wrong!
Green makes a statement and using it as the ‘backdrop’ for the walls of a room will make a huge impact. Layer on neutral furnishings, then finish it with a few other bold accessories, and a dramatically fun space will instantly be created.
Go bold or go home! In the kitchen, emerald green cabinets are dynamic and unexpected. Paired with crisp white walls and black accents, this space is sophisticated and unique.
Reluctant about introducing emerald in such a bold way? Adding the color on one piece of furniture is an easy way to get your dose of this shamrock hue. Consider a bold pattern like this chevron dresser.
via House Beautiful
Adding bold patterns, accents, and/or accessories is another way to bring in the emerald green hue. Layer the vibrant hue over softer colors of beiges, grays, and creams to achieve a warm aesthetic.
The emerald green framed picture gallery up the staircase is a favorite of mine. Would you enjoy this in your home?
As much as emerald can brighten up your home decor, it can do the same with your fashion. From bold statement emerald dresses to more subtle emerald bracelets, the new hue has been introduced in almost every new collection for 2013. Here’s a roundup of a few of my favorite emerald fashion pieces…
Resources – 1: Skinny Belt Banana Republic / 2: Emerald Earrings Fitzy Sparrow / 3: Emerald Necklace Stella & Dot / 4: Dress Piperlime / 5: Green Earrings Layla Grace / 6: Kate Spade Bracelet Piperlime / 7: Green Jeans Century 21 / 8: Purse Piperlime / 9: Emerald Watch Azalea Boutique / 9: Emerald Ballet Flats Target
How do you see yourself bringing emerald into your life for 2013?