EMERALD – the color of the year!
Every color tells a story. According to Pantone, emerald is “A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” Emerald is a beautiful gown taking center stage at the ball; a feeling of calmness and serenity enveloping a room through the palate of the walls. When you imagine every shade of green that can be mixed-up or developed, emerald is by far the most lavish hue of them all.
Being front-runner and leading role for all things color can be intimidating. Will I fit in? Will they like me? What if I don’t match anything and am excluded entirely? To effectively fulfill the expectations of principle color, you must explore variations within its spectrum.
From a design perspective, a simple way to implement this idea is through monochromatic color-blocking. Let emerald be the right amount of ‘pop’ needed to inspire a room, while adding décor in neutral shades of green. On the contrary, your ‘pop’ can focus on a larger article in a smaller space. For artwork, textile, and sculpture, emerald can be expressed from a natural point-of-view. Look for pieces that represent our natural environment: large textural leaves of a palm tree or fern, the depth of the bluest ocean that is disguised with tones of teal, or the outstretched wings of a brilliantly green broad-bill bird. In fashion, less can most certainly be more. Your LBD (little black dress) can be effortlessly accentuated with emerald drop earrings and a complimentary cocktail ring. May it be your remarkable Jimmy Choo shoes, or radiant choice in nail-polish, a fleck of green pizzazz is enough to represent the color of the year.
When it comes to lifestyle, emerald is merely a muse. There is no fork in the road, no wrong path to choose. In whatever way it inspires you, let it flow and take form. Feel the emotion the color emanates into your life through your daily activities and routines. This, above all, can lead to the most powerful use of color which will ultimately come from within and represent your essence.
In 2013, emerald is all about balance, elegance, healing, and positivity. This is exciting! We have finally come across a shade on the color-wheel that is twofold. While one variance is bold, powerful, and confident, the other remains calm, neutral, and relaxed. The boundaries for individual connection are endless. Make this your year! Make emerald a key player in your wardrobe, decision-making, and even break through the limits of your comfort-zone. I can assure you, you will not be disappointed.