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Fun Decor Ideas: Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year

Published on NewsOK Published: January 16, 2013

Pantone, the color authority in the design industry, has chosen bold colors the last few years as their Color of the Year. After years of bright reddish orange, hot pink, luxe turquoise, and an inexplicable sort of bright mustard yellow (a color that flatters only .0001% of the population of any given country), this year's shade, Emerald, is actually wearable. The jewel tone is at once bold, bright, and earthy, and lends itself to home design easily. With a neutral color scheme, a pop of Emerald brings in an element of dignified, but fun, color. Here are a few choice home accessories in shades similar to Emerald that would be perfect pops of color in a neutral color scheme.

Emerald side table: Not far from Richmond, VA, painter extraordinaire and blogger Kristen from The Modage Cottage painted a simple side table Emerald. Her end table is a splash of color in a neutral color scheme, and looks totally vintage luxe.

Pops of Emerald in poster art: John from Young House Love, one of my favorite DIY blogs, recently incorporated  Emerald into his grey, neutral sun room by framing and hanging poster art in which Emerald is the only real pop of color. Because the custom carpentry frames and walls of the room are neutral colors, the green graphic on the poster really stands out.

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