|Emerald Green Peacock Feathers|
|Emerald Green Bath, from Architectural Digest France|
But for 2013, Pantone's color of the year is Emerald Green #17-5641, and I'm in LOVE! Brighter and more vibrant than Hunter Green, but more sophisticated and subdued than Chartreuse, Emerald Green feels both fresh and timeless.
Emerald green looks modern and edgy mixed with black, white, and contemporary furniture shapes.
If the bold, dramatic impact of an all-green space is too much for you, experiment with Emerald Green as an accent color:
|Emerald Green Draperies and Lampshades, photo from Brittany Stiles|
|Emerald Green Planters with Tangerine Front Door, from The French Tangerine|
One reason that Emerald Green appeals to me as more than just a passing trend is that the color is found in nature and will always be associated with the gemstones by the same name. Consider this 1928 Cartier Indian Emerald necklace, once owned by Marjorie Merriweather Post and now in the Smithsonian's collection. This statement piece is just as breathtaking today as it was nearly a century ago. Emeralds will never go out of style.
|Post Emerald Necklace, Cartier c. 1928, Smithsonian Collection|
|Floor Tiles by Claesson Koivisto Rune|
Have I gotten you excited about Emerald Green for 2013 yet? I'm already looking around my own home for opportunities to introduce some deep, rich Emerald Green, and I think I'll challenge myself to incorporate some of this color into at least one of my quilts this year as well.