Bye bye Tangerine Tango!! Last week, Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries announced PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, as the Color of the Year for 2013.
Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. It’s also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity – no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.
A couple of weeks ago I was at an event with a couple of my designer BFFs and we were talking about what Pantone`s colour would be for 2013 – and we all guessed Green. We have seen a lot of it on the fashion runways and in home decor – so it really wasn’t a huge surprise.
Since fashion and home decor intersect so closely, this is what pantone had to say about utilizing Emerald Green in fashion and in the home.
Emerald for Fashion:
The prevalence of green has been steadily rising for several seasons, especially in the fashion and couture markets, and even on the red carpet. Appropriate for every occasion, Emerald’s classic elegance makes for striking and irresistible women’s formal and everyday wear as well as accessories. Emerald also makes a strong statement in men’s sportswear, knitwear and ties.
Emerald for Interiors:
Enhance your sense of well-being at home by rejuvenating the interior with Emerald paint, accents and accessories. This jewel-like hue will create a luxurious feel in an entryway, powder room, dining room or study, and bring life to a living room as an accent wall. Add a splash of color to the kitchen and dining room areas with Emerald dinnerware, stemware and appliances.
Yesterday I went for a manicure and this is what I got done. I thought it was a lot of fun – perfect for the holidays and I`m sure it would be Pantone approved!
Green glitter French manicure with a hint of gold!!
I`m not crazy about going overboard with the green, but I do love the colour combinations of blue & green and green and pink….very girly!
Here are some images to inspire you and get you in the mood for emerald green in 2013.
So….are you excited about next year`s IT colour. Share your thoughts in the comment section below!!
The latest issue of Dabble Magazine went live at the end of July but since internet is quite spotty up at Emerald Lake I wasn’t able to blog about it.
If you haven’t had a chance to read the June-July issue then click on the cover below and get caught up on all the Dabble goodness!
My current What’s Trending column is all about Ombre in home decor. One piece is all you need to add this fun effect into your home.
My good friend Nicholas Rosaci, Dabble’s DIY Guy has created a very stylish DIY project for this issue. He really is sooooooo creative.
Dabble also has an IPAD contest running right now. See below for all 3 ways you can enter and win this great prize!
Believe it or not, I’m currently working on the next issue highlighting fall trends which is my favourite time of the year for fashion and interior design. Can`t wait to share it with you next month.
Well, that`s it for now. I`m off to work on my Bunkie so I can share with you another progress update.
I am way overdue for a Decorate as You Dress blog post and the recent purchase of these fabulous floral wedge heels inspired me. Aren’t they absolutely gorgeous for spring/summer. And what an easy look to incorporate into your home decor this season. Love the feminine chintz pattern on these seat cushions (image from Style at Home magazine)
Here are a few more images from the same home featured in the April Colour issue of Style at Home Magazine.
And of course, you can never go wrong with having fresh flowers in every room!!
In the latest spring issue of Dabble Magazine I wrote how Florals in home decor are a constant trend during the spring/summer season. You can read my latest column here.
So, will you incorporate something flowery into your closet and home decor this season. Let me know by leaving a comment below!!
Happy Victoria Day long weekend to my fellow Canadian friends!!
Congratulations Dayna!!! You won the Glam Blog Giveaway for the $100.00 gift certificate from InVU!! I will be forwarding your email to InVU and they will contact you on picking up your gift certificate! Enjoy!!!
Thanks to all of you for sending in your comments. I hope InVU was able to inspire you with some gorgeous decorating themes this season. Hoping to have another giveaway next month!!! So stay tuned!
I love the month of September..not only because fall is coming and its always a time of rejuvenation but because of the great Interior Design Social Events that start happening. And you know me……gotta always be in the middle of all the action!
Tonight I attended AYA Kitchen Design Party and was surrounded by utter kitchen lust. If you are considering a kitchen renovation than call me so we can head on over to AYA Kitchens together.
Tomorrow I am attending a breakfast at Holt Renfrew given by KORHANI Home to hear about their upcoming collaborations, upcoming holiday collection and a sneak peak into spring 2012 trends. Korhani makes chic but affordable rugs for your home – inside & out!
I absolutely adore this rug from their Limited Edition Korhani Runway collection—how GLAM is that!!! It’s called Burlesque No. 4 – Blue – Cream.
Then I’m off to the Toronto Fall Home Show for a fun Tweet-up mingling and tweeting with Toronto’s top home, interior design, renovation and decor friends and bloggers. Can’t wait!
But right now I’m feeling a bit nostalgic for this time last year. On September 21, 2011 I went down to NYC with approx. 100 ++ Design Bloggers from all over North America to be in the audience of the Nate Berkus Show. And it was a jam-packed 24 hours. Click HERE to read all about my adventure this day last year!!
Can’t wait to keep you caught up on more exciting social events for the rest of the season!! Have a great day!!