"" MaDDI: Pantone's Color of the Year for 2013

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pantone's Color of the Year for 2013

Every December, Pantone announces the "Color of the Year" for the upcoming calendar year. The Color of the Year for 2013 is...drum roll, please...Emerald (17-5641)!

I tend to associate emerald green with more traditional interiors-- I picture thick velvet drapes or malachite objet d'art. But after some light internet browsing, I'm satisfied that the official color of 2013 can be worked into a modern home. 

Here are a few examples of interiors with a punch of emerald that still feel contemporary:

If you're looking to add some emerald to your home, try one of these! (But not the Koen Lybaert painting, please-- I've asked Santa to earmark it for me. Or maybe Saatchi Online would consider a promotional exchange where I wear it like a sandwich board for a week with saatchionline.com stamped on my forehead?):
  1. Painting "abstract N° 393" by Koen Lybaert; Oil, 2012, via Saatchi Online - $850
  2. Kaleidoscope Pillow - blue/green, ABC Home - $54
  3. Spring Green Ice Box, Jonathan Adler - $195
  4. Tube Top Colors Lamp by Pablo - Bright Green, via Lumens - $120
  5. Totem Rug, CB2 - $249 (on sale)
  6. Mohair Blanket - Green, Hijos de Cecilio Valganon, via Bergdorf Goodman - $350 ea.
For more inspiration, see Pantone's Pinterest board, Saatchi Online's Pinterest board, Apartment Therapy's post, or Design Sponge's post on Emerald's twin sister hue-- Malachite.

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