Pantone Color of the Year is Perfect for Earth Day!

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Pantone Color of the Year is Perfect for Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day – a day to celebrate and reconnect with nature and everything it provides! 

It is also a great day to talk about how you can incorporate one of nature's most prominent colors – Green – into your home interior!  And 2013 is the perfect year because the 2013 Pantone Color of the year is Emerald green, a color that “enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight as well as promoting balance and harmony.”  

Here's 5 ways to bring this beautiful, bold color to your home, so you can celebrate “Earth Day”, every day.

Paint Colors

Just because you love the bright, bold tone of Emerald doesn't mean you have to paint your entire house that color.  Accent walls, like in this bathroom designed by Lauri Britt Design, are a tasteful and timeless interior design element.  You can use them in a large expansive family or living room, or in bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms.  This color looks great with light colored floors like maple hardwood floors or event dark wood flooring like Walnut.

Furniture & Cabinetry

If you don't want to repaint your home, why not consider some new furniture pieces to highlight the color in your rooms.  This could be a classy new couch or something as simple as a bedside lamp.

When it comes to your kitchen, adding a beautiful handmade cabinet, an emerald painted island, or countertop is a great way to add some color to your kitchen.


Appliances & Kitchenware

When it comes to kitchen appliances, you can choose something as small as a toaster and as large as a washer or dryer.  But you don't have to go out and buy the emerald green refrigerator (because they do exist).  But you can incorporate this color into your counter-top appliances and kitchenware like linens, plates, cups and silverware.


Accents & Artwork

Accent pieces like artwork, wall decor, throw rugs and other textiles are a great way to infuse a room with color!








Window Treatment

No matter what style room you have, you can create a lasting impression with some beautiful Emerald window treatments.  Whether it is a simple valance, or floor to ceiling draperies, they can make a statement in your special room.





What do you think about Pantone's Color of the year for 2013? Have you started using it in your interior?

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