According to Pantone, the color of 2013 was emerald.
And that was just fine by me. I did not call to complain.
I’m sure they breathed a sigh of relief that I approved.
Really, I’m not one who changes everything in my home just because a new trend is out or something is hot at the moment.
But, emerald and I – we got along fabulously this year.
And will continue to do so throughout 2014 and probably the better part of my life.
Emerald and I are just destined for each other.
I mean, it is my birthstone.
Here is a 2013 emerald re-cap including some of my own projects and some fabulous emerald green decorating ideas.
Emerald Green Decorating Ideas
DIY Faux Malachite Tray – this was so easy to make! You can’t mess it up!
And then there was the Kate Spade lamp. This project was the one that started it all.
And then, there are my barstools. Oh, the barstools. I do still adore them so.
I also discovered that sometimes the simple combination of white and emerald is just perfect. Such was the case with this French country chair makeover.
I want these chairs.
No, I really really really want these chairs from Jen Langston Interiors. Seriously, if I just had one of these in my entire house and no other seating, I would be good.
Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles is a genius. If you don’t know about her or her fabulous hall of green mirrors, you are missing out.
Grunt Labor chose the paint color for the front door this summer. Why did he choose this color? Because of its name.
Precious Emerald. He said he wanted to be able to tell people his front door was a precious emerald.
This dresser is not only emerald, but it also combines one my other favorite things: gold.
A simple, yet fabulous combination from Something is Done.
This entryway is simply amazing.
I am usually not a fan of yellow. However, this combination of yellow and kelly green is beautiful from Honey.
I love all campaign furniture. But, put a coat of green on it and combine with gold. BAM. Gorgeous from Centsational Girl.
And since there was extra precious emerald paint left over, I used it on this restored rocking chair.
I die. Those stairs. Oh. My. Word.
It would be the perfect place for me to give my rendition of Scarlett.
Don’t you think so?
And while showing you how I transformed this Goodwill tray into an emerald gem, I told you about the rules of 1/2 off Goodwill shopping days.
Wasn’t that a fun read?
Or did it make you want to call the asylum on me?
I honestly don’t know that I would get any work done at all sitting at this gorgeous desk from Design in Bloom.
Typically, I loathe ceiling fans. However, this one is awesome. Why is it awesome? Because it has emerald painted blades. See the full tutorial from How Joyful here.
And what is Pantone’s 2014 color of the year?
I may have to make a call about this one.
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