The hottest colors in decorating come and go just like they do in fashion—eventually coming around again in new shades and iterations. It’s exciting to see what home furnishings visionaries and trendsetters come up with each season. Last year Pantone named Tangerine Tango as the color of the year for 2012 and this year they’ve looked at 2013 and chosen…Emerald! Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year is Emerald Green—a retro-elegant gem emblematic of harmony and good fortune.


Emerald green—it’s a color rich with personality that is both bold and sophisticated. It’s no coincidence they’re promoting the color in its namesake shape of an emerald stone. In describing this new ‘it’ shade, Pantone says it’s: “Lively. Radiant. Lush…A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”


From fabrics to accessories and everything in between, emerald green is making its way into showrooms and homes. While emerald is hot today, we’ll concede it can be challenging to visualize it in a décor scheme. One strategy is to start small. Add a few pieces as accents and accessories. Try a small side table and new throw pillows or choose a fabric for window treatments or bedding that features emerald.


Green just not your color? Don’t despair. If you just don’t see this shade in your home, make an appointment with us for a free consultation and let us help you find the right color palette for your home.



All the best,

Sheffield Furniture & Interiors