We've been waiting with bated breath to see what Pantone dubbed the color of 2013. Each year for the past decade or so, the color gurus have studied trends in fashion, art, entertainment, home design and more to predict the most popular color for the coming year (which, in turn, ushers in even more use of the color across the design spectrum). So we were tickled pink—or in this case, green—when Pantone announced last week that emerald is the color of the year. We've rounded up our favorite jewel-tone greens to grace your backsplash, floor, oven and more!
1. Pot Luck [photo above]
Ready to take your cooking (and your kitchen shelves) to the next level? This enameled cast iron cookware set is top of the line, with a timeless design and a bold emerald hue that's made for an oven-to-table presentation.
2. Going Green
Photo: Courtesy of Blue Star
No matter what your color crush may be, Blue Star likely has an oven in that hue. You can custom-build a range with more than 190 shades to choose from—basically, every color of the rainbow, including several emerald-y greens.
3. Hue Knew
Photo: Courtesy of Sherwin-Williams
Finding the perfect green (not too yellow, not too blue) for your walls can be tricky. This emerald from Sherwin-Williams is calm but still packs a punch. Use a lighter tint for the trim or ceiling paint to give a nice contrast.
4. Rock Star
Photo: Courtesy of Dransfield & Ross
Malachite has a beautiful depth of color that's similar to an emerald. We love these luxe placemats, which feature a cross-section of the stone printed on fiberboard. They're guaranteed to dress up any dining area with a semi-precious accent.
Photo: Courtesy of Floors USA
Turn up the volume in your kitchen or dining room with a bold injection of color. Rugs are a great way to make a statement without the commitment of a installing new flooring. We especially love this emerald trellis pattern for perking up a neutral space.
6. Greener Grass
Photo: Courtesy of Phillip Jeffries
Unlike traditional wallpapers with heavy prints, grasscloth wallcoverings add texture and depth to your space without overwhelming it. Grasscloth is particularly good when covering large spaces because you get the impact of wallpaper without the pattern overload.
7. Swatch Watch
Photo: Courtesy of Scalamandré
Scalamandré's deep emerald fabric has enough heft to withstand long dinner parties, but it doesn't skimp on style. Unlike many durable fabrics, which feel dull and drab, this geometric weave is a major statement-maker, great for upholstering a dining bench, banquette or barstools.
Colony Collection cut velvet fabric, to the trade, Scalamandré
8. Glass Act
Photo: Courtesy of Walker Zanger
If you're not ready to commit to one shade of green, mixing different tones will give you a nice depth and range. Glass tiles are a great way to experiment with color because they can be used in small spaces to create big impact. Make your backsplash stand out with this green mosaic, inspired by the stained glass in Tiffany lamps.
Chelsea Art Glass Rhythm Field Tile in Tiffany Green, call for price, Walker Zanger