What, When, Where: Emerald Palace
December 24, 2012
By Kaitlin Madden
Green in any shade has always been my favorite color. Sage, moss, Kelly, olive, more blue than yellow or more yellow than blue, regardless, I’m a fan. So, earlier this month when the marketing gurus over at Pantone announced that Emerald was their 2013 â€œColor of the Year,” you could imagine my excitement. Pantone’s “it” color selection each year is both inspired by, and inspires, trends in fashion, entertainment, art, pop culture and, of course, interior design, and I’ve already begun to get an influx of perfectly green furniture, appliances and decor in my inbox. Of the shade’s application in design, specifically, Pantone suggests,Â â€œEnhance your sense of well-being at home by rejuvenating the interior with Emerald paint, accents and accessories. This jewel-like hue will create a luxurious feel in an entryway, powder room, dining room or study, and bring life to a living room as an accent wall. Add a splash of color to the kitchen and dining room areas with Emerald dinnerware, stemware and appliances.â€ Here, a few inspiring Emerald rooms and pieces I’ve seen recently.
Designer Thom Filicia went bold by making the shade the focal point in this room he designed for the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse.
In an office space, a pop of green is equally striking.
Green poufs dot a living room featured in our September/October issue, below.
A traditional shape and an au courant color meet in this sofa fromÂ Jessica Charles.
Emerald accent pieces, like the ones below, would add interest to an all white room.