Vibrant emerald green made a return to home décor after a long slumber in deco-Siberia.
Relaunched as Pantone’s “color of the year,” emerald appeared in a variety of accessories during 2013. But instead of fading away, it’s taking hold as a wall color. Emerald green walls aren’t for everyone — they hit you in the face and there’s no getting away from the intensity. But for those who are adventurous, and have rooms without a great deal of natural light, emerald green walls can work to great effect.
It’s a surprise to see how well it looks in a bedroom [top]. I don’t favor anything overly dark — even in a room mostly used at night — so keeping the floor and bedding white balances out the wall color drama. It’s also interesting to see how a painted piece of mid-century furniture (thrifted most likely) looks repainted in the same hue as the walls. This color looks close to Benjamin Moore’ s Juniper 2048-20. (Bless Benny More for putting up such handy paint color palettes!).
Entry walls are sometimes like accent walls. Here, the ebonized console table plays up the green and works with the door and window trim as well. Black and emerald are a natural and traditional combination and also compatible with red tones in the ambered oak parquet floor. These walls look close to BM’s Amazon Moss 2037-10.
Venetian plaster creates variegated color but I love the effect with emerald. Anthropologie.eu created this concept room to showcase a cobalt blue boho sofa. Those colors are analogous — next to each other on the color wheel — and a natural combination. Benjamin Moore’s Emerald Isle 2039-20 should look a good deal like this wall whether it was worked into the waxed plaster or done with a different texture. Anyone looking for a Memorial Day project?
(Source: femina.dk, Elle Decoration, houseandgarden)
For more on emerald green see Color of the Year 2013
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