Pantone Color of the Year 2013 is…..

Emerald Green! I am thrilled by this as its my birthstone color  but its a gorgeous rich color that is really difficult to use in interiors without it overpowering rooms. Too much and you could end up with a front room looking like the Wizard of Oz’s castle!

Here’s my favorite pin-spirations of people using emerald-green in their homes in a chic and tasteful manner…..

Emerald green walls

Emerald green walls

Accenting with Emerald green.

Accenting with Emerald green.

A chic entry way using green & polka dots!

A chic entry way using green & polka dots!

Bold curtains on a neutral backdrop

Bold curtains on a neutral backdrop

What do you think of this year’s color? Would you put any emerald-green accents in your home or is it too overpowering for you?

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About Samantha

We're a British couple living and working in the Bay Area and we just put our life savings (gulp) into our first home. We both work full time and have 2 young sons so life is kinda hectic! We intend to fully remodel the house with a very small budget whilst living in it and we will be doing most of the work ourselves. Interested in sustainable design and living we are trying to do the remodel as green as we can within our budget. This is our record of the journey to create our dream family home, the decisions we face and the inspiration and ideas we gather along the way.

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