Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year: Emerald Green

Lush and verdant, emerald green is definitely having a comeback. Take a look at these rooms that make it easy being green.
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Photo By: Andrea Schumacher

Colorful Kitchen

Color authority Pantone crowned the color its 2013 Color of the Year. This kitchen is enlivened by an emerald-colored island, which complements the blue floral wallpaper, the Murano glass chandeliers, the white cabinetry and Carrara marble backsplash. Design: Andrea Schumacher

Emerald City

Emerald green wallpaper provides the backdrop for uses of other shades of green, like the celery and lime bedding and pillows and grassy green ceiling in this tween bedroom. Design: Brian Patrick Flynn

Dramatic Tiles

The mosaic tiles in this powder room shimmer like small emeralds. The space is clad from floor to ceiling in the square glass tile, creating a dramatic effect. Design: Linda Woodrum

Spring Green

With a neutral background color, emerald accent lamps create a bold pop of color. Mixing green and gold accents in a space gives it a sunny, spring-like feel. Design: Tobi Fairley/Photo: Nancy Nolan

Playful Feeling

An emerald-and-white rug gives this child's space a playful feeling, especially when mixed with basic red and blue furnishings. Design: Brian Patrick Flynn

Eye-Catching Windows

The tall emerald window treatments accentuate the unusual shape and architectural detail in this traditional living room while drawing the eye up toward the gold ceiling. Design: Kristi Nelson

From: Kristi Nelson

Covetable Coverlets

Green coverlets add some color in a mostly neutral bedroom and can easily be switched out with the seasons. Design: Kerry Howard

Artistic Accents

Green and fire-engine red are complementary colors that we most often associate with the holidays. To give this classic combo year-round utility, throw dark brown in the mix. Design: Brian Patrick Flynn

Lovely Combo

Emerald green and white tone down the bold effect of the coral walls, ceiling and accessories in this dramatic master bedroom. Design: Tobi Fairley

Bright Bookcase

Colors aren't just for walls and accessories. This emerald green bookcase provides a bright punch, while still allowing books and accessories to stand out. Design: Brian Patrick Flynn