Choosing A Color: Emerald

Emerald has been a much talked about color lately.

emerald paint color

It is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2013, and we are also getting close to St. Patrick’s Day.  Other than the fact that my name is Kelly, I’m nowhere near to being Irish but to those of you who are — Happy Celebrating!

green in a room


green headboard


Emerald is a true green.  Unlike pine or sea greens which have strong blue undertones, or chartreuse which is heavily influenced by yellow, Emerald is the perfect 50-50 balance of blue and yellow.  That makes it a very rich, saturated hue that always makes a statement.  Painting a room with Emerald can be scary because it is such a strong color, but if you’re brave enough the result is a space that is refreshing and regal.

paint a room green


green stairs


For a glam color scheme, pair Emerald with black, white, brown or gray.  For a more casual, playful look, add other vibrant colors to Emerald like fuchsia, orange, purple or turquoise.

green bedroom

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green living room


Adding just small “statement” touches of Emerald is a very sophisticated way to create a focal point:

paint your deskgreen desk


 paint your door

green front door


Here are four of my favorite Emerald paint picks.  Give one a try!

emerald paint picks by kelly porter

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