Color of the Year

Michael Wurm, Jr.

For the Love of Color: Emerald

As you may know, Pantone will be announcing its color of the year for 2014 within the next couple of weeks. Even though it won’t make a huge difference in how I plan to decorate my own space, I’m always intrigued by the color choice. I also find it fun to watch the trends in design, food, and fashion throughout the year.

When the 2014 color is announced, Emerald, the color of 2013, will quickly lose its place in the spotlight. However, before it bids us adieu, I thought I’d take one final trip to “Emerald City” to see what wonders this color brought us this year.

While Emerald has never been a go-to color for me, I’ve come to appreciate it. I’ve even incorporated it in my own home. Nothing big or grand, but little touches here and there. I do applaud the folks who created this amazing gallery wall of green frames and black and white photographs. It’s stunning!

So, as one last nod to Emerald, I pulled together some of my favorite pieces to share with you today. Whether you go bold with a sofa or just bring in a small accessory, give Emerald a try in your space. As they say, you never know if you love something until you try it.

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Have you already incorporated Emerald into your home? Any guesses (or hopes) about what the color of 2014 will be?

Happy Decorating,
Michael Wurm, Jr – Inspired by Charm