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Go Green in 2013: Pantone Names Emerald Color of the Year

Who says it’s not easy being green?

Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color, has just named emerald, a rich bluish green, as the color of the year for 2013. It is described as, “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony,” and you can guarantee that you’ll see much more green springing up everywhere, including home design.

Fabrics Houston Go Green In 2013 Pantone Names Emerald Color Of The Year

“The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally-appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.’

Yes, when done right, greens, but specifically emerald green, can be classic, luxurious and soothing, which definitely makes it a perfect choice for home design projects. So how exactly can you incorporate this incredible color into your home decor? Since it works brilliantly with neutrals, beiges and grays, there is a variety of ways you can use it.

The great thing about a color like emerald is that it’s versatile: you can go bold or you can go quiet. To make a big impact, consider changing the upholstery on a prominent piece of furniture in your home or painting a large wall. For a tailored and professional look, buy some fabric from your local fabric supplier so custom bedding and window treatments can made. If that’s a bit much for your taste, stick with more subtle changes. For instance, you could change the color of a small piece of furniture such as a nightstand, chest or desk chair. Throwing an emerald-colored area rug on the floor is another great way to bring some of this luxurious color in. Another way would be to make throw pillows or a tablecloth. If none of those will work for you, just adding emerald green trinkets throughout the house change the feel. Since it’s such a strong color, it doesn’t take much to give the room a new look and feel.

Those are just some of the many ways you can add emerald green to your home decor. Again, it is such a versatile color that it can be used just about anywhere. If you love green, then this is definitely your year.  Come visit us so we show you fabric samples that will have the rest of your friends green with envy.

When you are looking for a fabric store near you in Conroe, stop by our Interior Fabrics locations near Pearland, TX for great deals on discount designer fabrics. You will find something for every home interior project from gorgeous drapery fabrics to light weight cotton fabrics and luxurious Dupioni silk fabrics.

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