10 December 2012 1:03 | 1 comment | Posted by

Lifestyle Inspiration Board Of The Week: Emerald – The Color of 2013

Pantone has picked Emerald — or to be more specific Pantone 17-5641 — to be the color of 2013. Emerald, a deep, lush jewel tone color. It is eye-catching and statement-making especially as a piece of jewelry. The name of the color itself comes from the gemstone. Emeralds figured prominently in the jewels of the maharajahs of India. But much of the emeralds we have today are mined in Colombia.

As someone who is drawn to the color green, I am particularly pleased by the emerald trend. At the spring 2013 collections last February, the color was everywhere; from Michael Kors’ mod-esque pieces to the lace dresses at Burberry Prorsum. In interior design, the deep hues of green malachite echo shades of emerald. And what could be more chic than an antique settee or bergere chair upholstered in emerald colored velvet?

Photo above clockwise from top left: Pantone Emerald swatch; Burberry Prorsum women’s spring 2013; Stubbs & Wootton men’s slippers; vintage glass table lamps from; Miansai hook bracelet from Mr. Porter; Anderson‘s elastic woven belt from Mr. Porter; Yves Saint Laurent silk satin clutch from Netaporter; Michael Kors men’s spring 2013; malachite obelisk from; Cire Trudon candle; Kenneth Jay Lane chandelier earrings from Netaporter; Trussardi men’s spring 2013; Roberto Cavalli alligator cuff from Netaporter; malachite plate from Fornasetti

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  1. Betsy Busch-Le Ne' | December 10th, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    Terrific color post. Green is among my favorite colors and is much-used in my rooms and wardrobe. I have to admit to a preference for celadon and slightly bluer tones-malachite is more in this vein,(pun-not intentional but apropos!). That said, this is a lovely grouping around a color them and many thanks for sharing it.