2013 Pantone colour of the year: Emerald
A new year means new possibilities and prospects of change. If you’ve been itching for either in terms of your home decor, here’s your chance. Colour authority Pantone has declared ‘Emerald’ the Colour of the Year for 2013. Whether you choose to paint walls or simply accessorize with it, this stunning hue is a vibrant and refreshing choice that can easily revitalize any room of the house. Here are 8 ways to decorate with emerald green:
1 Glass vases
Add a cluster of richly coloured blown-glass bud vases to a sunny room and it will feel like spring’s already in bloom! Pottery Barn, $81.10 (set of 3).
A little hesitant to go all the way with this bold colour? Test your comfort level with colour-blocked pillows like this one. Etsy, $45.
4 Decadent bedding
The soft and gorgeous textures of this quilt are even more luxurious in the jewel-toned hue. Anthropologie, $68 – 368.
5 Natural touches
This great table lamp provides a subtle but still decadent display of emerald tones. The base is made of various shades of green fluorite – a naturally occurring mineral - and give the appearance of ‘emeralds in the rough’. Horchow, $2175.
Not every room calls for serious decor. Good thing - because this turf clock is a little less than French provincial. That said, it sports a certain richness with the white hands popping on the vibrant background. No doubt it could find a home in a den or games room. CB2, $49.97.
7 Floor pieces
Don’t step on the art! Okay – so it’s actually an area rug. But what makes it unique is that it’s made of several smaller carpets stitched together. It’s an interesting patchwork that catches the eye as it lies underfoot. West Elm, $206.93 – $1341.
8 Luxe lamps
These beautiful lamps glisten in green. Inspired by the shape of wine bottles, they are striking, but not overwhelming. A hint of gold in the sheen softens their otherwise bold look. Pottery Barn, $156.97 - 222.38.