Hot in fashion, accessories, and home dÃ©cor, Emerald is the color trend of 2013. Color expert Pantone, Inc. has named it the Color of the Year and describes it as â€œLively. Radiant. Lushâ€¦ A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.â€ Once itâ€™s on your radar, youâ€™ll start noticing it everywhere. Whereas last yearâ€™s color, Tangerine Tango, was meant as an energy boost in uncertain times, Emerald is representative of growth and renewal. Bring a little Emerald-inspired luxury and optimism to your life by incorporating it into your home.
Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color, responsible for the selection and communication of color across a variety of industries. They set the trends you see in fashion, home interiors, graphic arts â€“ everywhere style and creativity are being expressed.
As Color of the Year, Emerald featured prominently at the Las Vegas Market trade show in January. Twice a year, the Market showcases introductions from the worldâ€™s leading home furnishings manufacturers. Many companies had Emerald products on display, inspiring the retailers and designers who bring the items to you.
Rich, vibrant Emerald is a versatile color that youâ€™ll find easy to add to many interiors. It works very well in rooms with a neutral color palette, and it looks great paired with other top Colors of the Year â€“ blues, yellows, and other greens. If you changed your color scheme last year, the popular grays, tans, and yellows of 2012 still have a place alongside Emerald.
Green is, of course, the color of nature and growth. Revitalize your living room with Emerald window treatments, an accent chair or leaf-print upholstery. As in nature, greens look good with other bright yellow and greens. An area rug containing greens can accentuate other pieces in the room, giving you the chance to let the Emerald green pop. Double up your hot trends by choosing a rug with a bold geometric pattern or tribal print. Throw pillows also offer a budget-friendly refresh.
Emerald lends an automatic elegance because of its association with the gemstone. An emerald sofa transforms a room and stands out as a regal focal point. As a jewel tone, Emerald looks dramatic mixed with metallic accents such as gold lamps or picture frames.
Among Pantoneâ€™s other top colors for 2013 are warm, green-hued blues that have a calming influence. Bring the serenity of coordinating water colors to your bedroom with green and blue bedding. Harmonize your dÃ©cor by pairing Emerald with white or with soft grays and yellows. If a darker green is absorbing too much light, achieve visual balance by pairing it with white furnishings for a brightening lift.
If youâ€™re looking to explore color options before you redecorate, try Sherwin-Williamsâ€™ color-matching apps or Benjamin Mooreâ€™s online color gallery to create a custom palette for your room. Use your smartphone to capture colors you like, or their websitesâ€™ color selectors to find matches that complement your current room. Theyâ€™re not just for paint! These tools can help you visualize your new surroundings and inspire you for other dÃ©cor choices, such as rugs or bedding.
Enjoy your experimentations with color. Bringing this trend to life in your home will make your family and friends green with envy.