Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute notes that since ancient times, emeralds have been associated with such concepts and clarity, harmony and unity.
I remember the cocktail dress I had purchased in the mid 90's made of emerald colored satin and the emerald satin pumps I had purchased to go along with it for a New Year's Eve party. Above the knee in length with black tulle netting peeking out an inch or so from the hem I was styling Gorgeous it was and I hated to part with it after many years.
As soon as I heard the announcement of the emerald return, I ran to my closet of dresses one should never part with and of course to my dismay, I couldn't find the dress or the shoes. Why did I get rid of it? I could have worn that dress again for the start of 2013. Another lesson learned of what goes around definitely comes around in fashion and in the decorating world for style and for color.
Here are a few ideas to consider when decorating for 2013 and utilizing the color of emerald:
Accent throw pillows can be used on a white sofa to bring in emerald
Milk glass with emerald color trim accent these lovely candy dishes
Patterns of styles and shades are mixed together for a perfect presentation of emerald
Let's not forget about the kitchen accessories and appliances. Seen more will be large appliances in emerald
Emerald contemporary lamp
A roll of mesh netting can be used on light filtering windows
Warm up a sofa with an emerald mohair blanket for those cold evenings.
Fabric from Osborne & Little
Table accents of various spotted emerald glasses
Emerald wall color completes the clean look of this room with white fixtures and floor