What, When, Where: Emerald Palace

By Kaitlin Madden

Green in any shade has always been my favorite color. Sage, moss, Kelly, olive, more blue than yellow or more yellow than blue, regardless, I’m a fan. So, earlier this month when the marketing gurus over at Pantone announced that Emerald was their 2013 “Color of the Year,” you could imagine my excitement. Pantone’s “it” color selection each year is both inspired by, and inspires, trends in fashion, entertainment, art, pop culture and, of course, interior design, and I’ve already begun to get an influx of perfectly green furniture, appliances and decor in my inbox. Of the shade’s application in design, specifically, Pantone suggests, “Enhance your sense of well-being at home by rejuvenating the interior with Emerald paint, accents and accessories. This jewel-like hue will create a luxurious feel in an entryway, powder room, dining room or study, and bring life to a living room as an accent wall. Add a splash of color to the kitchen and dining room areas with Emerald dinnerware, stemware and appliances.†Here, a few inspiring Emerald rooms and pieces I’ve seen recently.

Designer Thom Filicia went bold by making the shade the focal point in this room he designed for the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse.

Photo courtesy of Houzz

In an office space, a pop of green is equally striking.

Photo courtesy of Simply Decorate

Green poufs dot a living room featured in our September/October issue, below.

Photo by John Gruen

A traditional shape and an au courant color meet in this sofa from Jessica Charles.

Photo courtesy of Jessica Charles

Emerald accent pieces, like the ones below, would add interest to an all white room.

L’ Objet Malachite candle. Photo courtesy of L’ Objet

Waterford’s Araglin Prestige 9″ Vase in Emerald. Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale’s

Emtek’s Astoria Emerald knob. Photo courtesy of Emtek

“Untitled 1” by Cecily Brown, available in multiple sizes from online art retailer 20×200. Photo courtesy of 20×200

Emerald can even find a home in the kitchen. Put color on the countertop with KichenAid’s iconic stand mixer in Bayleaf, or Le Creuset cookware in Fennel.

Photo courtesy of Wayfair.

Photo courtesy of Le Creuset

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