So this year’s Pantone Color of the year is….. emerald.
“The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Yet green in particular – bold “emerald” green – can turn so unusual and “unnatural” when you place it indoors…..
When I think of emerald in nature, I think of the “Emerald Isle”…..
Gorgeous. But aren’t those colors are just as surreal as anything “man made”?
And that’s really the essence of “emerald”: It changes all the time on you, depending on where you find it.
It can go “natural” (read “serene”), such as these deep emerald kitchen cabinets…..
It can go super glam and eye catching – such as these bright, shimmery drapes…..
It can be incredibly plush and cozy, like this velvet sofa…..
Or it can be fun and festive, like this painted chest of drawers…..
Says Eiseman “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world.” I highly agree.
How might you bring emerald into your home?
1. via glamorouschiclife.tumblr.com
2. via webdeco.be
3. via allthingseurope: Inishmore, Ireland (by Christopher Tierney)
4. via matchbookmag.com
5. via gildandgrace.blogspot.com
6. via interior designer Bailey McCarthy, photography by Emily Anderson, styling by Alana Kaczmarski
7. via blog.homeandstone.com
Quotes courtesy of the Pantone Color Institute.