Collection by Olivia Martin

Pantone Announces 2013 Color of the Year: 17-5641 Emerald


In a 180-degree turn from 2012’s spunky Tangerine Tango, the Pantone Color Institute introduced Emerald as its color of 2013 “to promote balance and harmony.” Citing gemstones, the environment, and the association of green with regrowth, the Institute is touting it as the perfect hue for design, fashion, and beauty. Tangerine reigned supreme this past year and we expect to see a burst of green hit the design scene.

Here at Dwell, we have long been fans of this jewel-toned color. However, instead of painting an accent wall or two to insinuate the outdoors, we recommend a living wall, like this stunning one designed by botanist Patrick Blanc.

A color swatch and color chip of Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year.
Blanc took the term "living room" to a different level with this striking 20-by-23-foot interior wall for the Dimanche...
The wall features about 150 tropical, low-light species that are arranged from green, textural plants at the bottom, to...
This sun room also features a lush assemblage of tropical plants.