Last year’s color of the year was “Tango Tangerine”, which expressed a warm, energetic feeling for the 2012 color spectrum. In contrast to 2012, the color of 2013 has been designated “Emerald”. This is a “lively, radiant, lush color with elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well being and harmony.” This color reflects the expectation of more luxury in this new year as well as “growth, renewal, and prosperity.”
What type of interior space can I create with this color?
This color is a great hue for all genres of design. Whether you are a traditional individual or a trend setter, you can include this color in your decor. For the very traditional who once fell in love with “jewel tones”, your dreams of revamping your home will become easier this year! Although there are many different variations of the color “emerald”, ranging from the very turquoise emerald green to the more darker traditional emerald color, this color can certainly enhance the beauty of any room!
What colors compliment the color emerald in a room scheme?
When Pantone generates it color of the year, it also generates other colors with which this color can coordinate. Other colors which Pantone suggests to use with “Emerald” are: Dusk Blue, Grayed Jade, African Violet, Tender Shoots, Lemon Zest, Monaco Blue, Poppy Red, Linen, and Nectarine. As you can see from this list, the new year will be filled with cooler tones and more subtle pops of color!
Linen is one of the coordinating colors of the year which sets a great neutral pallet on which the color “Emerald” can be displayed and create that special “pop” in your design! By using a neutral color like linen for the major items in the room, such as your sofa or chairs it will allow the color “Emerald” to have a inviting presence to it, instead of being over whelming. Check out below to understand what I’m talking about!
No matter how you choose to decorate with this color, it should have a presence of earthiness and luxury. This color also looks amazing as accents pieces in the room or statement furniture! Just keep in mind that when you coordinate other colors with this color, keep it simple. Combine the “Emerald” color with another coordinating color of the year or a complimentary warm color ! Allow this color to embrace the year and bring warmth, prosperity, and enjoyment to your space! By bringing this color into your home you may start to feel warmer, richer and more optimistic!
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Written by: Erica Guajardo
Edited by: Linda Decuir