Emerald: The Pantone Color of 2013

The Pantone Color of the Year 2013 is Emerald which is displayed on their Sophistication inspiration board.  In this palette, they suggest combining it with grayed purples, teal and a warm neutral for a sophisticated look.

Bella Villa Design Studio | Emerald 1

I love this ring.  It is an emerald cut emerald turned horizontally in a unique setting.  Emerald-Cut Emerald Palladium Ring by Gemvara.

Bella Villa Design Studio | Emerald 2

We like using bold colors as accents in a neutral palette such as these emerald/peacock glass vases and bowls in a bathroom done in Calcutta marble tile by Domicile Interior Design.  The contrast sets off the green in the glass and has a memorable impact on the design of this bathroom.

Bella Villa Design Studio | Emerald 3

Accent pillows can provide a focal point of a room as shown in this room below by Cristi Holcombe.  Using color in accessories gives you the flexibility to change colors when you want to without committing to completely redoing a room.

Bella Villa Design Studio | Emerald 4

You can play with different tones of greens by updating your room with a peacock colored rug.  Madeline Weinrib – Vintage Moroccan Hand-Knotted Carpet 6’8” x 11’8”, available through Interior Designers.

Bella Villa Design Studio | Emerald 5

Emerald green works beautifully as an accent.  This stunning glass is from the Vega collection which is designed for Baccarat by Savinel & Rozé.

Bella Villa Design Studio | Emerald 6

I love Barbara Barry and her clean, classic style of design.  The ivory desk blotter she designed for Global Views provides a neutral backdrop that highlights the green accessories.

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Barbara Barry, Global Views, Refined Leather Desk Blotter

Bold green draperies accent this gray room designed by Kay Douglass.  A weathered wood fireplace surround and Arteriors chandelier tie-in with the base on the zinc top table.

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Or add a splash of deep greens and bronze around a fireplace like this one by id810 design group.  Chocolate walls make this space warm and cozy.

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I like using different hues of green because they reflect what is outside in the leaves of the trees, plants and grass.  We are currently creating some elegant green and brown pillows for a living room which we hope to show you in a future post.  Have fun with the new color of the year!

Please let us know if you need help selecting the perfect shade of emerald or any other colors.  We’d be glad to help.

Thanks!

Stephanie