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Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of emerald green is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. 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.

“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 green continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, emerald green 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.”  Read more…

In tribute to 2013, I thought I’d share some inspiring home decor and photos that will inspire you to jump on the bandwagon with emerald green. I know a lot of people associate emerald green with dark and dated, so I tried to find interesting pieces and photos that are really light and bright, and unique. It’s amazing how just a touch of this elegant color can really change the feel of a space.

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