Colour Trends: How to add Emerald Green into your Home

pantone colour of the year

Pantone have announced their Colour of the Year 2013 is Emerald.

“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty
that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”

colour of the year emerald

 So, as fashion trends tend to flow through into home trends I’ve been hunting around to find some gorgeous home interiors and accessories that you can use to bring this colour into your home. It’s quite a strong one so might not be to everyone’s taste but a few simple touches of emerald could bring your room to life.

This Moodboard from Design Seeds shows how it can work well with other jewelled bright colours:


It’s such a gorgeous, vibrant colour it would be a shame not to look at top tips for including it in your home interiors.


Emerald Green Features:

If, like me you adore this colour then think about using it as your base colour for your decorating scheme, adding other bright colours like the pink above, or a teal or indigo will work well too. Create a feature wall in your decorating scheme and look at focusing on this colour. Check out this beautiful wallpaper that uses Emerald brilliantly well.

This Osborne and Little’s Komodo in Black and Emerald wallpaper adds a little of the dramatic teaming Emerald with black and would look stunning in a bedroom or even a kitchen – available from John Lewis at £96 per roll


emerald green wallpaper

Or think about using Dulux’s Emerald Delight paint to create the background colour for a feature wall or two:



Emerald Delight is a mixed paint done in the store and comes in various depths and shades. I’m loving the look of this teamed with the beautiful deep blue. And notice how the skirting has been painted the same colour to give it continuity.


Emerald Green Accents:

If this colour is just too strong for you, then why not use it as a colour accent against white, where it looks stunning. Add the colour to your room scheme in small doses, with cushions, accessories, a lampshade or a little wall art. Just take a look at how colour accents have been used in this home to fabulous effect:


Source: via Love on Pinterest

Against the pale, neutral backdrop the colour pops and bursts, adding drama and vibrancy to an otherwise, lovely but calmer room.

It’s not always necessary to create a pale, stark backdrop for this colour as it can work well against a darker background too. I love how it’s been used as the theme in this shoe storage unit. Carried through many of the different items and then interspersed with white it appears fresh, chic and welcoming. (It’s great storage too!)


Source: via Love on Pinterest



Emerald Green Home Accessories:

There are more and more home accesssories out there now that are based on or incorporate this beautiful jewelled shade, and I suspect as Spring draws closer we’ll be seeing more and more of this colour being used for home interiors. I’ve put together a Moodboard of lovely Emerald interior products to showcase here. You may like to use in your own homes, or bookmark them for future projects.



Merida Rug, 170 x 240cm in green |

Bailey Table Lamp in green |

Buy Teal Bombe Chest from the Next UK online shop



I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at different ways to include this gorgeous Emerald Green into your homes this Spring. Do let me know if you are already using this colour, or if you think it’s one you will be looking at using in your next decorating project.


Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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  1. becky
    February 12, 2013 / 10:04 am

    What a wonderful colour I loved it with the hot pink and the glass light shade was gorgeous!

    • Jen
      February 12, 2013 / 10:11 am

      Thank you Becky. I love the glass shade too, and it does look amazing with hot pink. It’s strong but gorgeous and I hope this gives people the confidence to give it a go!

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