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Emerald Decor: Celebrating Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year

Are you ready for a trip to the Emerald City? Ever since Pantone announced Emerald as its 2013 color the year, the blogosphere has been filled with posts about the design possibilities… Now that we’re well into 2013, we thought we’d check back in and see what else this amazing color has inspired–decor, entertaining themes, and more! Disclaimer: today’s post may be influenced in part by the fact that emerald green is this writer’s favorite color…

With that said, it’s hard not to love emerald. A rich jewel tone, the shade has just a hint of blue, giving it a dash of the unexpected. In that spirit, today we round up some truly unique finds. From bedding designed by none other than Pantone to a Wizard of Oz-themed wedding with Emerald City-inspired touches, these selections are sure to leave you (at least a little) bedazzled!

Emerald Bedding, Pillows and Rugs

We begin with some soft and cuddly finds that are stylish as well as practical. Did you know that PANTONE Universe has partnered with JCPenney to offer a line of products featuring this year’s color of choice? The Emerald Comforter Set below boasts a rich green tone and a crisp white border. The set includes both comforter and shams, and we just love the hotel-style outlining! [from JCPenney]

Pantone Emerald bedding Emerald Decor: Celebrating Pantones 2013 Color of the Year

Pantone Emerald bedding

We’re still enjoying the ombre trend, and this PANTONE Universe Emerald Ombre Square Pillow from JCPenney embraces the style in spades. It’s a perfect complement to the bedding above, don’t you think?!

Emerald ombre pillow Emerald Decor: Celebrating Pantones 2013 Color of the Year

Emerald ombre pillow

We now head to the Etsy marketplace for some plush velvet pillow covers that radiate emerald style, with an extra touch of classy, of course. These Emerald Green Velvet Pillow Covers from Etsy shop Sukan Handmade Design are crafted of actual velvet. A zipper closure makes them easy to remove. Note: insert not included.

Velvet emerald pillow covers

Velvet emerald pillow covers

We couldn’t wrap up the first section of emerald finds without spotlighting this Uzbek Rug from Capel Rugs. It’s hard to say what’s more appealing: the flat woven wool construction, the ikat-like blurring of lines, or the juxtaposition of emerald green and vivid white. Designed by Genevieve Gorder, this piece is sure to stay in style long after 2013 has come and gone…

Emerald and white rug

Emerald and white rug

Emerald Glassware

What could be more jewel-like than a sparkling piece of glassware? Next we showcase some glistening pieces that will add shine to your interior. Below we see Vega glassware by Baccarat, featuring a striking silhouette designed by Savinel & Rozé. In fact, the base of each glass has a jewel-like cut that is sure to evoke the shimmer of bling… [photo by Goeffery Sokol via Elle Decor]

Emerald glassware

Emerald glassware

Once again, PANTONE Universe is offering an amazing product featuring this year’s beloved jewel tone of choice. The Emerald Mug below is designed by UK Design firm W2, and it recalls the fun of an ultra-modern paint sample card while boasting a bone china construction. This is a limited-edition piece, so don’t let it slip away… [available via Hyatt's]

Pantone emerald mug

Pantone emerald mug

It’s hard to get more jewel-like than the Gema Vase by Moser, complete with a glorious blend of green and blue tones. Designed by artist Kateřina Doušová’s, this piece was introduced in 2001 in a combination of beryl and reseda (shown below), and it quickly became a favorite. We can see why:

Vase in emerald green by Moser

Vase in emerald green by Moser

Emerald Party Decor

We end today’s post with a little bit of emerald party inspiration… Like this festive photo from Confetti System, featuring a grouping of paper party forms in an unconventional diamond shape! The color is a bit more minty than emerald, but the overall effect is unmistakably jewel-like!

Emerald party decorations

Emerald party decorations

Get ready for a Wizard of Oz-inspired wedding! This wickedly innovative idea features two of our favorite shades of Oz: ruby red and emerald green. Note the emerald plates and dessert treats, as well as the eye-catching red accents (such as poppies–another nod to this classic film)! Check out all the details at Ruffled.

Wizard of Oz-inspired wedding with emerald accents

Wizard of Oz-inspired wedding with emerald accents

This engagement party from Every Last Detail includes glittering gold, soft pink, and of course, glassware in a true shade of emerald. Keeping the other colors metallic and soft really allows the emerald tones to take center stage in the table setting below. The result: an unexpectedly fresh yet rich look!

Emerald green and gold accents at an engagement party

Emerald green and gold accents at an engagement party

Ruby red, gold, white, champagne pink… What are some other shades that nicely complement emerald? Share your ideas by leaving a comment below…


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