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Monday, January 7, 2013

colour trend: emerald

As you probably know by now, Pantone officially named Emerald the colour of the year for 2013. So...for some crazy reason, I feel compelled to collect images of emerald. Though colour trends come and go, they tend to find a moment in the spotlight, both in fashion and interior design. Some trends will speak to us more than others. And this one speaks to my love of nature.  

I'm personally a firm believer in wearing and living in what you what inspires you - trend or not.  But as a visual person and a photo stylist by trade, I can't help but be swept-up in the moment and gain a little inspiration from this trend.

As the Pantone site declares PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald is  
"Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty       
         that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony."

...And let's face it, we could all probably use a little well-being and balance, right?

So, here are a few emerald images to inspire...

{LOVE the textures. Image via stylecaster -Donna Karen Atelier.}

{Such a wearable look. Love this. Image via navyship.tumblr.}

{Luxe chairs add a pop of emerald. Image via vintageluxe.tumblr.}

{A cost-effective way to add a little trend to your home is to paint an accent wall.  I love it in combination with gold accents.  Image via reneefinberg.}
{Another simple way to incorporate the colour of the year into your home. Re-paint the front door in a vibrant shade of green. Image via}

{I so love the styling of this shot, designed by gardener and marks. What I especially love is that the rich emerald feel is created by the lush foliage on the exterior.}
{Always LOVE colored glass bottles in the window. These emerald gems were finds by acreativedayblog. Gotto love a great find.}

{This print with an emerald vibe, just caught my attention. Circus Magic photo by Laura Ruth is available for sale at society6 and etsy shop - Dreamy Photo.}
{This fabulous kitchen was designed by Kelley Vieregg Interior Design. I styled this particular image for Stanley Furniture. The emerald color is added with a simple tree branch in a large glass vase. An easy + inexpensive (even free) way to bring a little green into your home. I love the way organic elements bring instant beauty to any space. Image photographed by Kenton Robertson.}

Let me know if you're into this trend for the new year? Any plans to add a kick of emerald to your wardrobe or your home?

(Follow me on pinterest as I create an emerald pinboard.)

Here's to renewal and growth...and all things good + green in 2013.




  1. Love your images! Emerald is one of my favorites so I can't wait to see what this year brings.

  2. Love it! Emerald has always been one of my favorite colors, so I'm eager to see what ways it is used this year!

    1. It is so you! Hope your writing retreat is going well. :)

  3. what perfect examples of emerald you shared! that maxi skirt is so pretty. and the tent is such a great shot, love that. i do like emerald, i am loving it more and more . . . as a child with red hair everyone said, "oh you should wear emerald!" so naturally i stayed as far away from it as possible, haha.

  4. i love emerald! i am so happy it is the color of the year because now i will be able to find better things in that color. i adore that maxi skirt.

  5. Beautiful choices! Thank you for stopping by, best wishes and lots of inspiration the new year :)

    Antonia and Fabio

  6. Again, thanks for the comment on my blog. I love the images you chose in emerald.