Emerald: Pantone’s Color of the Year: How Will You Use It?

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Goodbye Tangerine Tango, hello Emerald!

We know the color plays well in fashion but interior design experts are in contention…Their question is, can you decorate with emerald green without becoming overwhelmed by it?

Some designers say it’s a flashback to their parents’ living room with a big green couch. Others say it’s a welcomed hue and they can’t wait to integrate it in their interiors. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, says that green connotes balance, harmony and clarity. The company says that it’s a color invested with so much added meaning including growth, prosperity, healing and unity.

We love emerald green for its sophistication and elegance, and think the color can be woven in anywhere as an accent or to make a bold statement. If you’re not brazen enough to paint a wall, buy a sofa or cover your floors in emerald, consider adding a touch through lighting.

Here are a handful of Seascape Lamps drum shades that we think would be perfect for integrating emerald into your décor. Available for chandeliers, pendants, floor and table lamps.  Have a fabric you like better? Send it to us and we’ll create your custom fixture.


Some fabulous colors pair well with emerald, and can add visual pop to a room. For a true outdoors-in feel, try earthy colors such as yellow and brown.  For a preppier look, use raspberry, peacock blue, and turquoise.

Green is the color of rejuvenation, rebirth and renewal. With the economy on the upswing, we think Pantone has chosen well.


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