2013 Color Trend: Emerald

Last week Pantone LLC, a global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announced PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald as the Color of the Year for 2013.

For more than a decade, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including home staging and design. The 2012 Color of the Year was PANTONE® 17-1463 Tangerine Tango. Watch for the radiant, gemstone green to pop up in home decor.

 Emerald green decorGreen front door

Emerald for Interiors

This jewel-like hue will create a luxurious feel in an entryway, powder room, dining room or study, and bring life to a living room as an accent wall. Add a splash of color to the kitchen and dining room areas with Emerald dinnerware, stemware and appliances. Learn more about Emerald.

Emerald for Exteriors

For exteriors, a green front door projects health, tranquility, and harmony. (What that Front Door Color Might Say About a Home)

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About Kara Kienzler

Kara Kienzler is Webmaster/Communications Coordinator for the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR). She serves as Webmaster for the IAR websites including www.illinoisrealtor.org and www.yourillinoishome.com. She is responsible for the design, layout, printing and online strategy of IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine, e-newsletters and other publications, and assists with new releases, issues research, surveys and speechwriting. She also plans and develops content for the IAR blog at www.iarbuzz.com and coordinates the Illinois REALTOR® magazine Twitter account content at ILREALTORmag. She coordinates the Leadership Directory and serves as co-liaison to the Illinois Young Professionals Network.