It happens every year at this time. You stand in front of your closet searching for something green to wear to get in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day (or, more likely, to ensure you don’t get pinched). You might have an easier time finding something fashionable in the stores this year, because emerald has been named the Pantone 2013 Color of the Year. The color that Pantone describes is “lively, radiant, lush…a color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony,” and can even make your home come to life. Whether you’re willing to boldly paint your walls with the regal color or tastefully mix it into your decor with rich-hued accessories, here are three easy ways to introduce emerald into your interiors this year.
1. Jump Right In
Want to really make a statement? Paint your walls in emerald green. Although emerald is a vibrant, energetic hue, the color green overall is considered calming, which makes it ideal for bedrooms. Patterned textiles like this Du Barry linen blend by Osborne & Little contrasts the green against a creamy white and features a bold geometric pattern creates a dynamic backdrop for nearly any type of décor.