If you haven’t heard yet, Pantone has picked Emerald Green as the 2013 Color of the Year. I think it’s a gorgeous color, although I wasn’t sure how likely I would be to actually use it in my home, other than during St Patrick’s Day or Christmas, that is. In fact when I first heard that it was the pick of the year, all I could think of was “The Emerald City” in The Wizard of Oz… though not in a bad way! However I did some poking around and I’m warming up to it a whole lot more now… more on that later though.
Sherwin Williams has some color picks for 2013 as well. I found this Aloe Green color in their Vintage Moxie collection. I think I would be more likely to use this one on the walls of our home… just a personal preference, I have seen Emerald done on walls and it can be really beautiful. After window shopping online a bit, I found some beautiful Home Accessories in both shades, that really made me excited about the possibilities of either color.
I found a number of gorgeous pieces from Wayfair like ….
this Serpentine Emerald Rug from Genevieve Gorder Rugs. This would be fabulous in a living room or dining room!
This Vigo Emerald and Black Tempered Glass Sink Bowl. It’s like a piece of art for your bathroom!
This fantastic, although high end, Emerald Matrix Lamp, from Babette Holland. I think the texture and sheen is so elegant.
And this adorable Artgoodies Nest Block Print Pillow. Love that green nest!
A little visit to Etsy turned up these super cute Paint Chip Coasters by Meow Kapow Shop!
This dreamy Grace Damask Bedding from PineCone Hill, also found at Wayfair. So pretty!
This Regal looking Pillow from BlissLiving. I do love a pretty Crown!
At Macy’s I found the cutest KitchenAid Mixer in the world, in Pistachio!! This one makes me swoon!
On Amazon I found this charming Ceramic Teapot! Such a great classic shape!!
And speaking of charming, what could be cuter then, these Felted Wool Acorns found, on Etsy, at House of Moss!
So what do you think? Do you find that you are in love, or perhaps have a bit of a crush, on either one of these colors? Would you use either of these in your home? Or does the whole color trend thing seem silly to you? There are no wrong answers here!
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