Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pantone’s Color for 2013: Emerald Green’s Year to Shine

"Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony...A luminous, magnificent hue, the color of beauty, new life and prosperity." - Pantone on Emerald, Color of the Year for 2013.

Emerald Green is Pantone’s color of the year, and in our research, we have developed a new-found appreciation for this rich and vibrant shade.  We’re taken with how it instantly attracts the eye and demands one’s attention, yet still gives a sense of elegance and calm.

Green is a powerful color, but it can just as easily evoke the serenity of nature found in peaceful pastures or majestic forests.  This brilliant hue has captured our imagination and stirred ideas on how to best utilize within the realm of home decor and interior design.

 The beautiful green curtains shown in the above dining area create an allure that’s unique and unforgettable.  Such an arresting and lively color can be wonderfully matched with more neutral shades such as grey, beige and subtle gold, which can lend a space an instantly balanced ambiance.  The striking accent chair exudes a refined grace with its marbleized upholstery in a radiant emerald green.

 Photo via Savannah Collections.

A stunning Italian marble top table such as the Waterford Coffee Table above enchants with lustrous detail.  It’s a marvelous and subtle way to incorporate this gorgeous color into your home.

 Photo via Baker Furniture.

This luxurious dining room designed by Baker Furniture creates a more tranquil setting using green throughout the walls and dining chairs, but with softer shades of emerald.  A shimmering gold chandelier brightens the room while complimenting the serene greens.

  Photo via Willard & May’s Front Door Pinterest Board.

A cozy living room such as the one above plays with various hues of green, with a rich emerald sofa, green walls and lush accent pieces.  This lively mix stands out with its contrasting textures and charming patterns throughout.  A beautiful and fun way to awaken the senses!

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