Trend Alert: Emerald Green the Color for 2013

Source: Jamie Drake Design

By Marie Proeller Hueston

Whether you bathe the room in emerald green or use it as an accent, there are plenty of ways to incorporate 2013′s Color of the Year into your home, even if your decor is not so trendy to start. Here some of our favorite examples.

Subway tiles


Glitter glass subway tiles from Susan Jablon would surely dazzle in virtually any setting. The mosaic tiles are back-mounted on mesh for easy installation.

Glass cabinet pulls

Source: Signature Hardware

Signature Hardware‘s green-glass cabinet knobs add a touch of emerald to kitchens and baths. The pulls are offered in three sizes — 7/8-inch, 1 1/8-inch, and 1 3/8-inch — with either nickel or solid brass accents.

Depression glass

Source: Ruby Lane/Aquisitions

There is plenty of emerald green to be found in glassware, including vintage Depression glass. These fluted green glass salt and pepper shakers from Ruby Lane prove the point beautifully.

Dutch oven


Lodge’s Dutch oven in emerald green is the perfect choice for a stylish stove. Skillets and panini pans are available in the same jewel tone. Available at Wayfair.

Flat-weave rug

Source: ABC Carpet & Home

Inspired by the energy and color of Brazilian Carnival, ABC Carpet & Home‘s Rio Collection carpet is handwoven from recycled silk. Available in 2-foot, 3-inch by 8-foot, 8-foot by 10-foot, and 9-foot by 12-foot sizes.


Source: Elle Decor/Geoffrey Sokol

Cover the walls in emerald with this Glazed Abaca grasscloth from Phillip Jeffries. Available in 36-inch, pre-trimmed rolls — plus seven other sensational hues.


Source: Benjamin Moore

Looking for an easy way to enliven a room with color? Paint it! Emerald Isle from Benjamin Moore is just one of the 1,232 pure, saturated colors in the company’s Color Preview Collection.

Pendant lamp



Why settle for just the color when you can have illumination, too? This dome-shaped Emerald FLY Suspension Lamp from Kartell comes with a 7-inch clear cord and dome-shaped ceiling canopy. Available at Lumens.

Silk pillows

Source: Etsy/StudioTullia

Sometimes it only takes a hint of color to get the look. These 18-inch square, emerald green silk pillows from Studio Tullia on Etsy would make for delightful, on-trend accents in any space.


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