How to use Emerald Green – 2013 Pantone Colour of the Year in your home

The Pantone Institute have named their colour of the year for 2013 as Emerald Green.  This is a luscious shade of green, full of glamour and intrigue, and over the past few months has been the favourite evening gown colour choice of many celebrities including Kate Middleton.

The question is how can we use it in our interiors? Some may not want to, and I suspect it may be a love or hate colour for many people.  For me it is a colour of optimism and depth giving a moody opulence to a room.

Here are a few waImageys I would use it:

This Cole and Son Wallpaper would make a wonderful backdrop to a dining room, used on all walls not just as a feature with dark polished dining furniture and lots of antique silverware.




Luxurious silk drapes to frame a window, drawing the eye out to a garden beyond.




Interior-Design-Hues-1A group of emerald green glassware on a window sill catching the light and throwing a lovely green glow across a room or on a shelf mixed with other green colours for a lush display.




For the really brave it can be used with other jewel colours such as sapphire blue to dramatic effect.Emerald-Green-Rooms-8

For help with using Emerald Green and or any other colour you love in your home, contact Jane at Sweet Lime Interior Design