And the 2013 Color of the Year is…


by Julie Nolta
Julie Nolta Design

Every year Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color, forecasts the next big color that’s going to influence design during the next year or more. This color is going to show up in home decor, fashion, beauty, advertising, etc. For 2013, get ready for… Emerald Green!

Do a quick search on Pinterest and already you’ll see emerald green jewelry, area rugs, skinny jeans, even wedding cakes! The color is clear with no brown or gray undertones, and looks great accented with other strong, deep colors like black and charcoal. And it’s very refreshing and energizing against white and bright yellow.

The color green in general enhances our sense of well-being, and is associated with balance and harmony. Pantone says this jewel tone is “lively and lush” and communicates elegance and sophistication.

To try some of this color for yourself this spring and summer, start with accent pieces like throw pillows, lamps or dishes in your home. Or buy a bright green handbag or a fun necklace. Experiment and have fun with this trending color!

For more color info and inspiration, check out Pantone’s website:

For color help in your home with Emerald or your own favorite color, contact me via my website at Julie Nolta Design

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