Home Inspiration: Emerald Green

When Pantone names Emerald Green as the Color of the Year for 2013, it signals time to stand up and take all hues of the green family seriously.

Having just seen a huge array of green dresses on the Grammy’s red carpet, we thought it is high time to see just how we can incorporate shades of greens into our homes and living spaces.

Green is often used in decorating for its calming effect on us. For example, guests waiting to appear on television programs often wait in a “green room” to relax. The psychology behind this is unclear but researches theorize it may be because we associate green with nature.

See some of our favourite home inspiration snaps plus a few of our online picks to incorporate some calming green energy into your home.

Top Row: Matt Blatt Shipping Container Bedside Cabinet $540.00 at MattBlatt.com.au, Replica Ferrucia Lamp $79.00 at MattBlatt.com.au, Phil Bee Interiors Chest Of Drawers $1375.00 at Zanui.com.au

Bottom Row: NSW Leather Picasso Dyed Rug $595.00 at Zanui.com.au, Glasshouse Fragrances Candle $42.95 at Glasshousefragrances.com.au, Le Cruset Round French Oven $279.40 at Myer.com.au

 

Images: Elle Decor

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21 Comments

  • katiesaprincess
    Reply katiesaprincess Monday 13th May, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    such a unique colour and trend

  • Reply anitae Sunday 12th May, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Some great ideas for that splash of 2013 colour!

  • Reply SuperStylish Tuesday 23rd April, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Love the green look!!

  • Reply SuperStylish Tuesday 23rd April, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    So creative

  • Reply jenniqua Wednesday 13th February, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    This is such a vibrant colour and it looks awesome.

  • Reply foxoduck Wednesday 13th February, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Love the colour

  • Reply Whatthe Wednesday 13th February, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Green symbolises life so they say. I’ve recently also purchased a little green blender which is cute in the kitchen.

  • spunkx
    Reply spunkx Wednesday 13th February, 2013 at 9:25 am

    I love the zigzag stripe on the drawers!

  • Reply amanda6393 Wednesday 13th February, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Luuuurve emerald green. So soothing.

  • Reply dj23249 Wednesday 13th February, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Love the colour just not for my home

  • Reply karenmedmunds Wednesday 13th February, 2013 at 5:27 am

    It totally makes a great deal of sense, when one thinks about it, that the colour green in general would have a calming effect.
    When I put my imagination to the test, the first things that come to my mind when the colour green is mentioned are crystal clear pools of water, and trees and nature-related flora.
    Both of these immediate images that come to my mind are extremely relaxing to me.
    However, another point of view that has been drawn to my attention when discussing this subject with friends, is that the colour green is the primary and unquestionable colour associated with greed and envy. Both these emotions are as far from relaxing as one can get, in fact both are very stressful.
    It begs the age-old question as to if the glass is half full or half empty. It depends on one’s point of view.

  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Tuesday 12th February, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    I want that glasshouse candle!

  • Reply yslyenom Tuesday 12th February, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Wow…soothing.

  • Reply AmberB Tuesday 12th February, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Love Emerald Green

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Tuesday 12th February, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    If you are feeling stressed you only have to look at a tree or green grass and you start to feel relaxed.

  • Reply angelwings Tuesday 12th February, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    I love green. Its so fresh and clean. I have it in my kitchen looks great.

  • Reply Jane Tuesday 12th February, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Gorgeous colour for furniture and eyeshadow.

  • Reply stels Tuesday 12th February, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    <3

  • Reply maggielyly Tuesday 12th February, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    looks so fresh =)

  • Reply ebbylulu Tuesday 12th February, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    great colour, looks good

  • Reply Sparkles17 Tuesday 12th February, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Love Emerald Green, gorgeous pics!

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