Emerald Green is IN

Hi everyone, Katie here from H2 Design. And yes, by now we all know that emerald is supposedly the color of the year. But I have to admit... I wasn't completely sold on the idea immediately. 

So to help persuade myself, I gathered together some examples of successful spaces that use the trending emerald in varying doses; as an allover color (WOW!), in moderation through key anchor pieces, and as a refreshing accent.

Miles Redd via House Beautiful.
Matthew Bees via House Beautiful.

Okay... I think this plush emerald sofa (pictured above) may be calling my name?!
Nickey Kehoe. Photography Amy Neusinger.
Nathan Turner.
House to Home.
I'm personally more comfortable with the latter; decorating with emerald in moderation. How do you all feel about the color of the year? Yay or nay?
Below I've pulled together some fun emerald toned accents to sprinkle throughout your homes...
1 - Emerald Vase, Terrain / 2 - Amazon Moss, Benjamin Moore / 3 - Emerald City, Liza Hathaway Matthews / 4 - Esme Glass Lamp, Stray Dog Designs / 5 - fabric / 6 - D.L. Rhein Basket Weave Pillow, Zinc Door / 7 - Zebra Pillow, Dwell Studio / 8 - Sanitraner Print, Anthropologie / 8 - Emerald, Glassy Baby

-post by katie hackworth


Domesticable said...

My absolute favorite color. I'm so glad Pantone chose it as the color of 2013.

Lauren said...

I personally LOVE that green is in this year. The first photo of the kitchen is a little much for me though.. I would feel like I was stepping in the world of Oz. ;) But I agree, in moderation, its a definite YES. And I'm beginning to love it in my wardrobe too! xo

CDS said...

I love emerald green! It's so rich and gorgeous!

cleartheway said...

I know that plush sofa is calling my name!

Kate from Clear the Way

Katie Cramer said...

Green is my favorite color so I am so happy that Emerald is the color of the year! The pops of it brighten up any room! :)


Kenzie Lee said...

I was a little hesitant about incorporating emerald into my wardrobe, and even more so into my decorating. But I love the idea of using throw pillows and small accents to utilize the color throughout the home.

X Kenzie


myrna said...

Hmm, emerald, still trying to think of where I could incorporate this color, thanks for the inspiration :)

Christine Hopkins said...

Love the glassbaby candle holder!


The Avenue Vee said...

At first I was a bit surprised that Pantone chose this color as the official color of 2013, but these images really speak for themselves. You can create some great color combinations and color accents with Emerald. I own many emerald green pieces in my wardrobe and I look forward to wearing them this year!

- Vee

Chloe Moon said...

I never was a big fan of emerald either but I love pops of the color!! =)

Ergo - Blog

Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...

It had to grow on me too- I'm more of the minty green kind of lover, but there really are some fab picks out there and in your picks!

....... said...

I'm loving the color I can't wait to wear it and decorate with it! thanks for sharing those pictures very inspiring! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

Levi (tlnique) said...

Nice! I love emerald green especially in accessories but it also looks great as decoration :)


Yolonda J. Washington // DesignRoundup said...

Love green[im partial because its my birth stone] and love your picks!

Yolonda J. Washington // DesignRoundup said...

Love the green, but I'm partial, it's my birthstone!
Great picks!

Monica said...

I love emerald as the color of 2013! I think I like it best in small doses, like creative patterns on pillows or decorative containers.


ImanYu said...

Emerald can be a little daunting as color. But I love it as an accent.

Dawna said...

I'm thrilled that it is the "it" color this season! I love it and My favorite shade is Kelly green I blogged about it yesterday!

vicki archer said...

Love it as an accent, a little too much for me otherwise...great colour though... xv


mo said...

I love the idea of green!


Jenna said...

Love the color and those pillows!

samia said...

i was obsessed with this color since the begining.. and for no reason was spotting it here and there.. for me it seriously is the color of the year right now.. ofcourse inject in small doses u cannot go wrong with it..

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