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Fashion-forward Fridays: The Color of the Year

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Let Friday be a day for gaining inspiration on how to decorate your home. In this series of posts, Balsam Hill lets you in on the latest design and home décor to keep your living spaces elegant and up-to-date.

With honeysuckle pink and tangerine tango featured as the colors of the year for 2011 and 2012, respectively, interior designers have been immersed in warm colors. Come 2013, we welcome Pantone’s refreshing color of the year announcement with open arms. Emerald, a rich jewel tone, is this year’s hue of choice for fashion and home design.

Photo by jinkazamah via flickr. CC BY 2.0
Photo by jinkazamah via flickr. CC BY 2.0


Color Association and Pairings

Emerald symbolizes not only prosperity and abundance, but also nature and the environment. Green also signifies renewal, which is perfect for starting a new year and for redecorating your home.

With its rich hue, emerald can be paired with several colors. Aside from the neutral shades of black and white, emerald serves as a good accent to already-busy prints, making it an ideal choice for home décor.

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