This week our inspiration comes from global colour authority Pantone and their colour of the year – Emerald. The first green tone since the colour of the year announcement began in 2000. Emerald symbolises renewal, prosperity and growth as well as being a precious gemstone that’s rarer than diamonds.
I’ve noticed how easily translatable emerald is. From fashion to beauty emerald has been everywhere this year. Sephora even released a stunning emerald makeup collection and just recently I saw this beautiful Mulberry display in Selfridges – I love the combination of emerald and gold!
My favourite use of emerald though definitely has to be these absolutely gorgeous couture gowns from Elie Saab for A/W 13 – they perfectly capture the beauty and decadence of the hue.
I think the use of emerald can be easily incorporated into interiors without turning your home into Emerald City. With the human eye seeing more green than any other colour in the spectrum according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute why not branch out and be inspired by other green tones -there are thousands to choose from! From leafy bottle greens to exquisite emerald tones there’s an endless opportunity to incorporate greens into your interior style.
August 13th 2013