Tuesday, March 12, 2013 10:00 AM EDT
In December the world renowned authority on colour, Pantone, released its colour of the year for 2013 - Emerald Green. With St. Patrick’s Day, everyone’s favourite green holiday, right around the corner there’s no better time to take a look at how you can bring this on-trend colour into your home.
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A quick visit to the Pantone website reveals the many faces of emerald green. It can be sophisticated and elegant, like it’s namesake jewel, with an air of luxury and opulence surrounding it. Stunning accessories like pillows, fabrics and objects that replicate the look of malachite, another beautiful green semi precious stone, have been lining up the store shelves. This sophisticated emerald green palette looks amazing paired with other rich tones like sapphire blue and ruby red, although my favourite cosmopolitan pairing is with jet black lacquered furniture and gold accents. Talk about an exotic combination!
Green Meadows, Rainforest Foliage & True Green Paint, Benjamin Moore; Emerald Green Trim, Designer Fabrics; Charisma Fabric in Avocado, Designer Fabrics; Magic Green Polished Mosaic Tile, Saltillo Tile; Darjeeling Fabric, Designer Fabrics; Emerald Green Velvet, Designer Fabrics; Tuxedo Highland Fabric, Designer Fabrics; Struttura Metalico Tile, Mettro Source.
Emerald green can also be energizing and refreshing. Think spring flowers, fresh herbs and clean scents. For this reason, it works well in places like laundry rooms and even kitchens. Don’t be surprised to see appliances like fridges, ranges and smaller accessories like toasters and stand mixers showing up in this colour.
Finally emerald green is a rich historical colour showing up in classic tartans, smooth velvets and even our own Hudson’s Bay Blanket. How luxurious would it be to cover a tufted sofa or set of armchairs in rich emerald green velvet? Or for that matter a round ottoman! It’s hard to imagine an Irish or Scottish castle without a little hint of green.
As we celebrate the Emerald Isle this month, think about adding a little green to your home.