New Year, New Color!! PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald Green Color of the Year for 2013

New Year, New Color!! PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald Green Color of the Year for 2013

At the beginning of every year Pantone announces the new color for the year. This color will be used in fashion and home décor in clothing, towels, kitchen plates and cups, accessories and more. So just what is the new color for 2013?

Emerald Green!!! This color has not been popular since the 1980’s and we welcome it back! To be specific, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald.

So what does green represent? The human eye sees the color green the most out of any other color. It represents growth, fertility, and nature. It also represents renewal and prosperity, which it is soothing for our chaotic world. Emerald Green is also associated with gemstones, giving it a rich, luxurious feel.

So just how do I use it in my home décor?

A great easy way to add a new color is through paint, especially if you like to change your décor around every year to keep up with the trends. Painting an accent wall can take only a few hours and change the feel of the entire house – particularly if it is a wall that you and your guests see when entering the home. The Emerald Green is an easy color to coordinate with so many colors that it can be a quick change for so many homes.

Sherwin Williams picked SW6464 Aloe for their color of the year; this is the lighter version of the emerald green tone. If you want to go darker, check out SW 6467 Kendal Green. If you prefer Benjamin Moore look at HC-128, Clearspring Green. Pairing emerald green with a grey neutral or linen tone will give the room a soft soothing feel but with a pop of color. This will make the room interesting and inviting. If you like a little more punch add some blue as your secondary color, they will compliant each other nicely.

So what if you want to be more bold in your décor? Beautiful linen or velvet drapes in the emerald green would make any room stunning! Try it in your dining room or your formal sitting room. Paint your powder bath in the deep, rich color. You can do this in the small area because it is a room where you don’t get ready in or need a lot of bright lights. It will have an elegant, rich effect. Remember that it is your place that you are coming home to, so add as much or as little as you like. Have fun with it!!

Thinking of Selling your home and want to get some input on "quick inexpensive changes" you can make to add pizzaze to your home? For design help and questions, call me - Kelly at Simply Divine Interiors, LLC - at 832-437-3288. Too late to call, then email me at

Kelly at Simply Divine Interiors, LLC


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