From precious gemstones and lush rainforests to shimmery seas, emerald green is a luminous hue that turns heads wherever it appears.
This exquisite shade has been named Colour of the Year in 2013 by Pantone, which for the past ten years has set the trend for colours in interior design, homewares, accessories, fashion and various product lines.
In selecting ‘Pantone 17-5641 Emerald’ as the hottest colour on the scene, Pantone described it as “Lively. Radiant. Lush…a colour of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony”.
The choice has been widely embraced by diverse industry professionals across the world, and it’s no wonder.
You can introduce this striking colour in different ways. It works beautifully either as a block colour (say on a feature wall) or as an accent through well-appointed accessories or furnishings such as throw rugs, vases, pillows, curtains or tableware.
It works particularly well alongside earthy and neutral palettes as well as quieter pastel shades, blues and other greens. To create strong visual interest, the hue is also ideally matched with complementary or contrasting colours.