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The Color of the Year: Emerald Home Décor Ideas
Posted By Victoria Araj On February 22, 2013 @ 11:14 am In Featured,Home Decorating,Home Improvement,Homeowners Tips | No Comments
The color experts at Pantone have chosen a new color of the year: Emerald (Pantone 17-5641), for its elegance and ability to enhance a sense of harmony.
Emerald is not only the birthstone of yours truly…its lush, radiant color has been adored by Cleopatra, encrusted in royal treasures around the world, and considered a stone of protection for thousands of years.
While some may have rolled their eyes when the color of the year was announced, I got excited. To me, emerald green is one of the few colors that everyone looks great in, no matter what skin tone you have. It’s a happy color, a natural part of earth’s color scheme and consequently a color of calm and refreshment. Who would roll their eyes at that?
You may not have been a fan of last year’s Tangerine Tango, but something as natural as the color of grass? That’s something to rave about. I’m not saying to break out a bucket of high-gloss and paint your living room green, but adding Emerald accents into your décor can add a splash of color that’s rich, inviting, and did I mention, seasonless?
Not sure where to start? Typically, decorators use some form of the 60/30/10 rule, where a room features a dominant color (60%), a secondary color (30%) and an accent color (10%). With Emerald being such a vibrant shade, it makes for a great 10% of a room.
Bold Emerald Accents
Here are a few home décor accent ideas to help you embrace Emerald and all of its jewel-toned beauty.
You’d be hard pressed to find a color that doesn’t go well with emerald green, but there are definitely ones that truly complement this royal hue. It’s lucky 2013, so here are 13 of my recommendations:
It’s easy to incorporate the Pantone color of the year in your home affordably and with minimal effort. Have you embraced Emerald? How have you decorated with Emerald at home?
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