I think it’s important that we all add a little sparkle to our lives and, other than spending a small fortune on shiny trinkets, there’s no easier way than by implementing Pantone’s 2013 color of the year – EMERALD!
Initially, I was a bit surprised at this announcement. Emerald is a gorgeous color, indeed, but it’s also quite a bold one. But after a little research, I am absolutely and utterly enamored:
Emerald silk curtains just ooze lusciousness!
Throw in an emerald (and velvet!) settee and I am in heaven.
Adding that small pop of emerald to a neutral base is a great way to ease into the color (remember: accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!).
But if you’d like to get a little more playful, consider mixing emerald with turquoise or teal…
Or perhaps a little dash of plum…
Or if you’re feeling particularly bold…
As for me, while I may not be so bold, I have certainly found my own inspiration:
Oh yes, I can guarantee that a few of my furniture pieces will have that pop emerald!
However you choose to infuse emerald into your life, it’s bound to bring a little joy, and just in time for the holidays!
Oh emerald, how I love thee indeed.