Friday, January 11, 2013

Going Green...Pantone's Color of the Year




Have you heard about Pantone's
 new pick for color of the year?
yes, here it is in all it's jewel toned glory...













Well, what do you think?
Is this a color you will be running out to try?

This is what got it all started for me...
watching Million Dollar Decorators this last week.
It's one of my favorite shows because let's face it...
these people are professionals.

I may not always be crazy about the finished room design,
 but I love seeing how they take the individual elements and pull it all together.

Mary McDonald case in point. When she picked this wallpaper in a bright green I sort of cringed. Don't get me wrong, I love color, but in the last few years, only in small doses. I have a problem with getting bored with a particular color. Now I guess if I was a "million dollar decorator" and could change things out when after only 3 months I shuddered when I walked into a room then it would be fine. I don't have that luxury. And after making my own mistakes throughout the years, I've learned my lesson. Keep the backgrounds and big ticket items neutral, then accessorize with "color".



I actually like this, even though there were descriptions like "70ish".


I'm not sure I could live with it for long,
but I really do like it.
Love your beautiful home Mary, 
and your bedroom is heavenly!

(last 3 photos borrowed from Fabiana at Ciao! Newport Beach)

So here are some other examples of a deep emerald(ish) green,
they vary somewhat, but you can get an idea.
















 (Nate Berkus)

 LOVE this amazing sofa!
(slightly "avocado". Hey, I was around in the 70's)


this one...not so much



This is more of a Kelly Green
as it is lighter with a little more yellow,
whereas Emerald has more blue undertones.

Looks pretty, fun, and fresh.




Love the chair and green as an accent.


Here are two more spaces where Mary uses Green.



This gets a resounding yes from me


How about some Vintage Retro Green
one of my favorite colors.













Here are more shades of "green" for the kitchen.













How about Spring Green paired with Robin's Egg Blue?

a.dor.a.ble stove




I think I'd rather get my need for "green" met this way...


In accessories...



















My favorite shade of green,
 and it smells wonderful too. 
 So what are your thoughts on GREEN this year?
Do you have it now?
Would you paint something green?
How about accessories?
or do you hate this (Emerald) color of green?

just wonderin'...

It's too close to the "Forest Green" of the 80's for me,
yikes, I'm having flashbacks of combos with peach, rust, or burgundy.
blaaaaaach...

All Images found on my
Pinterest Page Going Green

joining in for
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style


xoxo,
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