Decorating With the Color of the Year: Emerald Green

Every year the famous color source known as Pantone releases their anxiously awaited color of the year. For weeks before the big color reveal, designers, planners, and artists everywhere speculate and formulate guesses on which perfect shade they will choose. Then the day comes, they finally announce their pick for the color of the year and the design world — from wedding planners to fashionistas — goes wild with inspiration and ways to incorporate the “it” color into every aspect of your life.  This year’s color has been especially exciting for all those design lovers out there. What is the color you ask? Sophisticated, elegant, bold emerald green. Since day one, I’ve been just as obsessed as everyone else with a taste for the creative and I’m always on the hunt for the perfect emerald green accents to add to my dining room (now that I’ve finally decided on what area is deserving of this perfect green).

So with emerald on my mind, today I want to share with you some of my favorite emerald green pieces that make decorating with Pantone’s color of the year a breeze. Trust me, with these awesome selections, you’ll be dying to add this year’s color to your home too.

1. Tufted Chair, $171.99 via

emerald green tufted chair via overstock.comI love this chair! Accent chairs are usually really, really expensive, but this chair is a great price and the perfect pop of emerald.

2. Spice Containers, $5.94 each via World Market

emerald green spice containers via worldmarket.com3. Striped Rug, $113-660 via

emerald rug via rugsusa.com4. Glass Cabinet Knobs, $3.95-$5.95 each via

emerald green glass knobs via signaturehardware.com5. Table Lamp, $99.99 via

emerald green lamp via lampsplus.com6. Bedding, $49.99-$59.99 via

emerald green bedding via jcpenney.comThis bedding is such a steal! This bedding is a signature Pantone collection from JC Penney and it is definitely gorgeous!

7. Candle Holder, $1.95 each via

emerald candlesticks via crateandbarrel.com8. Side Table, $65 via

green side table via wanelo.com9. Lantern, $15.56 via

green lantern via tncgiftsncollectibles.com10. Chevron Pillow, $34.49 via

green throw pillow via

As you can see, each one of these items brings a pop of emerald to a room in unique ways. From small accent pieces to large furniture items, you really can’t go wrong with Pantone’s 2013 color pick. Emerald is perfect for any style from retro to modern and works nicely with a variety of other color palettes as well. So get to shopping and find your favorite emerald pieces for your apartment. Oh, and don’t forget to share your great finds!

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Audra is a recent college graduate and an aspiring writer based in her home state of Georgia. She’s a lover of the sweetest Southern tea, warm weather, and decorating with lots of color, DIY projects, and shabby chic pieces. Her apartment living journey is still young, so she’s busy navigating the ups and downs and learning along the way. For more from Audra, follow her on Pinterest or check out her website

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    • Audra Audra

      I love Overstock! They also have awesome rugs at decent prices, which is nice when you have all cement floor like I do.