The Emerald Bug: Catch up with the Color of the Year

"Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony." - Pantone on Emerald, Color of the Year for 2013

Emerald Green is Pantone's color of the year, and in our research, we have developed a new-found appreciation for this rich and lively shade.  We're taken with how it demands one's attention, yet still gives a sense of elegance and calm.

Green is a commanding color, but it can just as easily evoke the serenity of nature found in quiet pastures or majestic forests.  This brilliant hue has captured our imagination and stimulated ideas on how to best utilize within the realm of home decor.

The remarkable green curtains shown in the above dining area create an allure that's uniquely memorable.  Such an arresting color can be wonderfully matched with neutral shades such as grey, beige and subtle gold, which can lend a space an instantly balanced ambiance.  The striking accent chair conveys a refined grace with its marbleized upholstery in radiant shades of emerald green.

A splendid Italian marble top table such as the Waterford Coffee Table above enchants with lustrous detail.  It's a marvelous way to incorporate this gorgeous color into your home.

A luxurious dining room designed by Baker Furniture creates a more tranquil setting using green throughout the walls and dining chairs, but with softer shades of emerald.  A glistening gold chandelier brightens the room while flattering the serene greens.

Photo via Willard & May’s Front Door Pinterest Board.
A warm and cozy living room such as the one above incorporates various hues of green, with a rich emerald sofa, green walls and lush accent pieces.  This eclectic mix stands out with its contrasting textures and patterns throughout.  A wonderful and fun way to enhance your space and invigorate the senses!