Sharing inspirations on Home, Travel and Fashion while solving the mysteries of each. We love to create a new fashion “look” a room redesigned or an itinerary imagined. Home travel and fashion blogger Jonelle Tannahill takes you behind the scenes to meet Innkeepers, fiber artists, fashion stylists and museum curators to give you the latest in lifestyle trends.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

2013 Color of the year is showing up in a big way!

For all of you that want to stay up to date with the latest trends, the 2013 “Color of the Year” as announce by Pantone- is luscious Emerald Green!

 I am in love with this classic and beautiful Emerald Green dress worn by Elizabeth Taylor.

 Inspiration can come from any image even those totally unrelated to a project. You probably know Pinterest, the exciting virtual pin-board online. Yes, I spend quite a bit of time on there developing my numerous “pin boards” looking for images that inspire me and make me feel creative. Just recently I pined some beautiful images that show how you can use the color Emerald Green in your own home décor.  

Emerald Green is a very strong color.  Major accent pieces are a great place to bring in this hue. Take these chairs in the first picture or campaign chests in the second for.  Designers are certainly getting bolder.

Green is a color that is most seen outdoors.  So these outdoor wooden chairs look so inviting.


Pantone color of the year: emerald green
Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. It’s also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity – no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.

“Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”
A quick and easy way to add the color Emerald Green to your home is to make throw pillows.  There are lots of fabrics showcasing this fashion color. 

Your friends will be green with envy as you redecorating your space by adding a touch of emerald. Of course I cannot guarantee that this will make you smarter or healthier, or wiser, but envy, yes that’s a given!
For those of you who might want to paint a room or invest in something large try pillows before committing to something as bold as a lacquered-green door or chairs or couch.
Green pulls this neutral room together adding the accent to window coverings and pillows.
To see more Emerald Green inspiration check out my pins at

Thanks for stopping by,  Jonelle'

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