Pantone Color 2013 Emerald with Chip It

 Every year the Pantone color gurus choose a color as the trend and inspiration for the year….

…and the color for 2013 is Emerald!

So how can this color be added to a room and what other colors can you pair it with?  Great questions, let’s find out!

I thought for fun I would create an Emerald paint color palette to show how this color can really transform a space!

I used the ‘Chip It’ tool to turn this living room picture into an entire paint color pallete.

As shown here, it can look amazing when combined with neutrals:

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Chip it Palette with Pantone 2013 Emerald from Setting for Four.  Get the skinny here:  #color #paint

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These emerald drapes look stunning with the dark grey walls, whites (floor, chair upholstery and fireplace tile surround) and blond colored woods (chandelier, mantle and chair legs)!

Emerald color:Pantone 2013 Emerald from Setting for Four #color #paint


It really looks like the color of an Emerald stone!

Pantone 2013 Emerald from Setting for Four #color #paint


At the Pantone website Emerald is described as:

“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty                       
                        that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”

Although I don’t think I’ll buy emerald drapes, I’m going to try to add this color in my home somehow, although I am not quite sure how yet!

Do you think you’ll try Emerald in your home this year?

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  1. says

    I LOVE that picture Heather-thanks so much for sharing. The color palette is perfect-I was about to paint my offce-to-be’s walls gray but that beige in your palette is the color the walls are currently and I think I may be able to keep the wall color with your inspiration-thanks!!

  2. says

    thanks for sharing this. It’s sooo not my style. LAst year…that was totally ME. Not a huge green fan unless its like granny smith apple. This year the colors are totally my mom :o)

  3. says

    I just finished an emerald and gold dresser in Benjamin Moore Emerald Isle – it’s the perfect shade of green! Just love it. (it’ll be on the blog tomorrow) I’d love to do some emerald curtains!

    • says

      An accent wall would look fabulous Erin! Maybe you could take a picture of your room and go to Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore’s website and use the tool where you can upload your picture and trial a paint color! Good luck!

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