Those of you in the design community will already know that Pantone has selected Emerald as the 2013 color of the year. Who is Pantone and why should you care? Pantone is the color classification authority in design. They help designers and manufacturers communicate about color by identifying and naming all colors in the spectrum. Each year they pick a color that they feel will be “hot”. This year it is Emerald, also known as PANTONE 17-5641. You care because you will begin to see many fashion, home decor and accessories offered in this color.
Emerald is a tough color for me. Although I love green, I rarely get as vibrant as emerald in either my home or attire. When working with emerald, pair with pure white for a modern look or gold for something more traditional. Tu B’Shevat suits emerald more than any other Jewish holiday since green is the color of nature.
To whet your appetite for emerald this year, here are some stylish and vibrant accents to add to your Tu B’Shevat table:
Featured in this look: Pea Green Stripe Tablecloth from Jamie at Home // Handmade Green Himalayan Roses from Save on Crafts // Ribbon Weave Tabletop from Martha Stewart Weddings // Empire Glass in Emerald from Artel Glass // Natural Twig Balls from Save on Crafts // Hamsa Evil Eye Charm by Kabbala
For easy pinning you can find all these items plus a lot more on my Tu B’Shevat: Emerald Pinterest Board.