Did you know that every year there is a US based company called Pantone® that announces the colour which will dominate the forthcoming year?
Yearly Measure of Colour
Created in 1963 by the company's founder, Lawrence Herbert, it's a measure of colour that comes in a fan-shaped book of shades. Pantone standardises the colours that interiors designers, fashion designers, architects, printers, graphic designers and art directors use to describe the hue they want.
2013 colour of the year is Emerald Green 17-5641. Conjuring up images of precious gem stones, the 80's, Kermit the frog, tartan patterns, Heineken bottles and Hunter wellies.
Colour of Survival
Entrice Eiseman Pantone's Executive Director describes the colour as "the most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other in the spectrum..... symbolically, emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world".
We can expect to see this on the fashion runways, in design, decor and home interior trends. Kate Middleton rolled out the trend when she wore an emerald dress at the end of 2012.
Tangerine Tango was the colour for 2012. The company explained it "provided the energy boost we needed to recharge and move forward".
4 Ways to use Emerald Green in the Home
A splash of colour in a room gives warmth and style to an interior space. Used correctly green can give a glamorous yet modest look to a space. Whether that be objects, soft furnishings, walls or simply the painting of a door.
2- Soft Furnishings.
3- Bedroom walls.