Move over, tangerine; there’s a new must-have hue taking over the spotlight. The Pantone colour of the year for 2013 was recently announced as emerald, a vibrant, eye-catching shade of green. To celebrate the newest “it” colour, we’ve rounded up some stylish home accents in this gorgeous, gem-inspired shade.
Emerald green: Why we love it
Not only is emerald a bold, beautiful hue, it’s also a multi-purpose shade that can be used almost anywhere — from accent walls to bedding to kitchenware — not to mention that emerald works great with neutrals like grey, beige and cream. The colour also looks good set against other greens, giving you tons of options to work the jewel tone into your decor.
House a bouquet of seasonal blooms in this gorgeous Waterford crystal emerald-green vase ($244). Whether filled with a flourish of flowers in one colour (yellow or red would pop) or a bevy of your favourite blooms, this elegant tulip-shaped accent will make a vibrant centrepiece on any table, or you can display on the mantel throughout the holiday season.
Impress guests at your next dinner party when you set the table with a few fabulous sets of emerald-hued flatware ($87). Set against a crisp white tablecloth or one in another neutral hue, these unique utensils will re-energize your standard table setting. They are a splurge item but would make an ideal addition to your collection for intimate gatherings and extra-special guests.
Wherever you place this brass fountain hook ($28)with emerald-hued accents — in the bathroom to hang towels or in the entryway for errant scarves and mitts — it’s sure to add a stylish touch to any wall. Not only do we love the hue, but we also appreciate how versatile and functional this pretty piece can be.
Sip your morning coffee, tea or hot chocolate in style when you pour your beverage into one of these emerald-green, stoneware pedestal mugs ($26). Perfectly festive for the holiday season, they can easily be kept out all winter long. Their vintage-inspired design and bold colour make them ideal for entertaining too.
Tea light holders
Create instant ambiance and a soft glow in any room by placing a few of these small but statement-making emerald- green tea light holders ($2) to a shelf or coffee table. Several grouped together make for a cheerful yet chic arrangement, or a few scattered around the room will easily add some stylish sparkle.
If you’re looking for a way to quickly refresh a room or perk up old couches, the easiest (and most affordable) option is to add a few throw pillows in a get-noticed hue. We suggest picking up one or two of these silk pillows ($50) in on-trend emerald green to give an instant facelift to any couch or chair.