Wednesday, December 12, 2012

So, what do you think?

So the colour of the year for 2013 is Emerald Green, according to Pantone. I was quite surprised actually, as the early money was on Monaco Blue - and as you know, it's one of my favourites. But I have to say, I do love Emerald - it's strong and distinctive and not for the feint-hearted. Used wisely, it's a show-stopper. Used not-so-wisely, it's a hot mess. So I hope you think my new range of emerald sea corals is firmly in the first category....

My Oceana Series in Emerald Green
for sale in my Etsy Store

I've put together some pics to show how lovely emerald can look. For me, I like it best when used as a pop of colour - the supporting act rather than the lead. A little can go a long way, but if you're game, it can really pay off - as the following pics show...

How gorgeous is this emerald chinoiserie wallpaper? It's in the home of the lovely Dagny of Scandinavian Chic, and I was smitten the minute I saw it. It's the perfect solution if you're a little scared of colour - a smaller space, away from the main living area is a great place to test the waters....

If you want to make a softer statement, try pairing it with soft tones of greens and blues - it lessens the impact and is soothing rather than strong...

Here, the island is the stand-out, with the green repeated in the wallpaper pattern for a cohesive look...

I love emerald with a grey background - it takes it down a notch yet still packs a punch. Although these tufted bedheads are not quite emerald, they'd work just as well if they were, and I love the pops of jewel colours in the room - the perfect accompaniment....

Nothing like a making a dramatic entrance - this sets the tone from the get-go....

So, what do you say? Are you a fan of Emerald, or do you think Pantone totally missed the mark? Love to know what you think......


  1. I do love it....check out Country Style magazine....beautiful Emerald Green walls, very bold!

  2. I think Emerald Green is an interesting choice. I could actually find a place for it in my home, unlike Tangerine.... But what I really want is to be on the committee that gets to decide this every year! What fun!

  3. While the examples are a little bold for my taste, I absolutely love your Oceana Series! They are stunning and it works so well with the white backgrounds. They are the perfect pops of color!

  4. Yes! Love it, and I love the wallpaper in the second image. That kitchen was more than a bit awesome too....good finds Kerri.

  5. Love this colour, love your latest series of work.
    have a great week,
    Daryl x

  6. Your corals are showstopping indeed - just love ours and can't wait to see them hanging.

  7. I think your sea corals are beautiful.
    Have a great day.

  8. They look great.
    I love the crisp colour against the white back ground.

  9. I am a fan of all greens. And i think it was obvious that green was going to be the colour of 2013. Emerald green is a bit more aristocratic!

  10. Love almost all greens but the emerald is a bit too strong for me, prefer a bit of teal. Your Oceana series is gorgeous!



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