2013 Pantone Color Of The Year

Imagine my delight when Pantone announced my all time favorite color, Emerald Green, is the Pantone color of the year for 2013.

And while I love emerald because it boldly takes green, the color of nature, to an energized level that oozes luxury and life, it certainly has a deeper calling. The color green symbolizes well-being, balance and harmony. It was long believed that green was healing for the eyes. Egyptians wore green eyeliner. Green jade is a sacred stone of Asia. It’s the color of currency and in the middle ages, was the color worn by merchants and bankers.

Timelessly classic, emerald green creates instant elegance and glamour to any room. It gives a burst of vitality to the already fresh feel of green. The richness of emerald green is comforting, inviting and unforgettable.

When I design a room I love incorporating emerald green with pale silvers, whites and neutrals so it stands out and steals the spotlight. It can also be paired beautifully with golds, chartreuses and citrines, corals, peach tones, lavenders, violets and charcoals and black.

Here are a few examples:
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Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler

Lorenzo Castillo

Lorenzo Castillo

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Create your own show stopping jewel box of a room with any of these items:
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Silk Emerald Green Tibetan Rug

Silk Emerald Green Tibetan Rug

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Zimmer & Rhode Green Emerald Fabric

Fabric from Zimmer & Rhode available through Thomas Lavin

"Beloved India" fabric by Hermès

“Beloved India” fabric by Hermès

Black and Emerald Green upolstered Celine et Cie James Mont Chairs

Celine et Cie James Mont Chairs

Vietri Emerald Green Flatware

Vietri Emerald Green Flatware

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For over all drama; lacquer your walls emerald green, liven up your front door with the sparkling shade or give new life to a piece of furniture with this dazzling color.

Michelle Nussbaumer

Michelle Nussbaumer

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F. Schumacher’s new Byzantine papers are stunning with burst of exotic emerald green

Byzantine Wallcovering Collection by F. Schumacher

Byzantine Wallcovering Collection by F. Schumacher 

Malachite Gemstone from Zaire, Chilie and Australia is sometimes referred to as the “mirror for the soul” and is always found in varying ranges of emerald green.  Legendary designer Tony Duquette used elements of malachite in many of his interiors.  You can sprinkle emerald green into your spaces with the use of malachite.  Whether in small objects like decorative bowls and finials or boldly bring in malachite tables and chests, or even printed fabric from Jim Thompson’s Gemstone collection.

Printed fabric from Jim Thompson

Printed fabric from Jim Thompson’s Gemstone collection

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Malachite Century Furniture

Malachite Century Furniture

Malachite Century Furniture

Malachite Century Furniture

 

 

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