Emerald Inspired Design Choices

Posted on February 6, 2013 in Blog

Emerald Inspired Design Choices


Home interiors are influenced by many sources but maybe none as influential as Pantone and their Colour of the Year. For 2013 Pantone has selected Emerald #17-5641 as the Colour of the Year.


emerald ring

Tiffany & Co
Emerald Ring


Unlike the recent choice of Tango Tangerine, Emerald crosses into a greater range of palettes and styles. And, I feel that the richness the colour Emerald offers will be popular across socio economic groups as well.


“Lively. Radiant. Lush…

A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of

well-being, balance and harmony.”

– Pantone


We haven’t seen this vibrant rich green for decades. It’s not earthy but it is of course of the earth.  Wikipedia states “emerald, also called emerald green, is a tone of green that is particularly light and bright, with a faint bluish cast. The name derives from the typical appearance of the gemstone emerald”.

Emerald can be mixed with traditional warm golds like Farrow & Ball 37 Hay or Benjamin Moore’s New Colour Story Shortbread CSP-970. White shades such as Pointing by Farrow & Ball or Simply White by Benjamin Moore make this shade feel contemporary. Pink, grey, aqua, black, orange, yellow, coral …. this complex colour can compliment a veritable rainbow.  This rich shade also works with all of the metal finishes such as Chrome, Silver, Nickel/Stainless, Brass, Bronze and Gold. Did we mention wood? Blonde, dark, antiqued, cherry,oak, birch ….they all are complimented with emerald.

I feel with design truly becoming more personal it is wonderful to see a direction like emerald that allows the traditionalist and the moderninst a plethora of options to create their ideal space. And at the same time, I feel too many homeowners are overwhelmed with all of these choices when they simply need to turn to the design professional for simple easy solutions. If you are considering a major design or decor project give us a call – in the meantime take a look at some of the latest trends from the home furnishings industry that include Emerald.

Current interior design home decor products include –


Jolly Pop is a metallic

finish by Thumbprints










Currey & Co updates their classic ottoman base and pairs it

with the popular animal print motif



emerald colour interation bedroom

 Emerald is feminine when paired with rose pink like this Eastern Accents bedding collection Birdcage


Moorish Detail Emerald Inspired Designs











Emerald green sparkles as a modern

glassware lamp by Arteriors


                                                                                                                                                    Moorish design details accent

with Emerald green for a fresh appeal

underfoot for Capel by Genevieve Gorder

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