You don’t have to follow the yellow brick road to find luxe, sophisticated green this year. Pantone‘s 2013 Color-of-the-Year is Emerald and it’s breaking out all over the place. We’ve seen rich emerald greens on the fashion runways and red carpets for a while now, and — since interior design often follows fashion — it’s a sure bet that emerald green will start making an appearance in more residential, commercial and retail spaces.
We’ve always loved green (Melanie was born a Green after all), so incorporating the color of the year will be as easy as clicking our heels together.
Here are just a few of our recent inspirations for bringing a little of the Emerald City into your home:
|Photo: New York Magazine|
Emerald green makes a big impact on a front door (such a great way to make a statement). This door looks grand enough for the Wizard himself!
|Photo: Desire to Inspire|
Forget what the Wizard said and pay some attention to what’s going on behind the curtain — emerald green drapes are dreamy against a dark gray wall.
I’ll get you my pretty! The Goddess Chandelier from Currey & Company puts a little Emerald City glamour over your table.
|Photo: Decor Pad|
These drapes and pillows make a wicked combo — hope that lamp base won’t start hurling apples at us!
|Photo: ABC Carpet & Home|
If we were re-shooting The Wizard of Oz, we would drape this rug from ABC Carpet and Home over the shoulders of the cowardly lion to help him get some courage.
|Source: Desire to Inspire|
And maybe have Dorothy follow the emerald carpet runner up the stairs!
So click your heels together and take some inspiration from Pantone — or the Wizard — and add a little emerald to your life.
There’s no place like (your) home.
P.S. Need a drink? These jewel-tone vodka glasses are a great way to add emerald to your cocktail hour!