Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year: Emerald
It's all over the blogosphere and Pinterest. Pantone, the color experts, have named Emerald its color of the year. No surprise here. Emerald rocked the red carpet at the Golden Globes in 2011. Design fronts lagged a little but in 2012, emerald emerged in force. Thom Felicia and Jamie Drake featured emerald in their rooms at the 2012 Kips Bay Decorator Show House and other designers, like Todd Alexander Romano and Brian del Toro, accented their rooms with it.
Thom Felicia's Gallery at the 2012 Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Photo by Alexa Stephenson from Curbed.com
Jamie Drake's Library at the 2012 Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Photo by Laurie Gorelick
Here's another fabulous chinoiserie wallcovering (can you tell I'm a fan?). It's green foliage is beautifully complemented by the emerald painted door and ceramic vases. Design by Hutton Wilkinson.
In this vignette, the natural grasscloth and blond wood commode harmonize the emerald-patterned draperies. This pattern, Imperial Trellis by Kelly Wearstler, seems to be the go-to fabric for emerald draperies. I've seen it alot in my research for this post and for my emerald Pinterest board.
If you want to play with emerald in your home decor and are afraid to do it up, start with accessories. Try art, ceramics or pillows. Layer it on. And if it doesn't work, Pantone will announce its 2014 color of the year before too long.