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.

  • White Kitchen With Blue and Green Accents

    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

  • Green Bedroom

    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

  • Green Living Room

    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

  • Eclectic Playroom

    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

  • Living Room with Horse Theme

    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

  • Green and Gold Transitional Bedroom

    Covetable Coverlets

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

  • bedroom with green ladder

    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

  • Coral and Green Bedroom

    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

  • Green and Glass Bookshelf

    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

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