That’s right emerald and I’m not referring to the semi-precious stone either. In case you haven’t heard, the colour of the year is emerald according to Pantone. You would almost have to be blind to have not seen it by now. It is everywhere! Emerald sheets, draperies, area carpets, and assorted accessories.
Every year Pantone comes out with a new colour that is to be the big colour for the year and yes we have seen this colour before. In the 1990’s it was darker and muddier then this year’s version. Emerald this year is bright and vibrant, much like the jewel itself. Just like all other colours however it may not be to everyone’s taste and it may not be a colour you want in your home forever. There are ways to use it in smaller doses to look current but not be married to it for 30 years.
Try purchasing smaller accessory items like toss cushions or a lap throw. Even vases, candles and the like can be used to introduce just enough emerald into a room to look current but not over the top. Just remember the colour next year may not even closely resemble the emerald of this year and inexpensive items are easier to replace when next year’s colour is announced.
And next year’s colour is…..any guesses anyone?