We can't believe we've made it more than half way through the year without paying tribute to the Pantone color of the year (better late than never, right?!). This year's color is edgy, luxurious, and unexpected! For those of you unfamiliar with Pantone, it is the world-renowned authority on color across various industries. Every year Pantone names a color of the year. The process of choosing a color is a lengthy one as Pantone combs industries throughout the world (entertainment, travel, art, technology, fashion, decor, beauty, etc.) searching for inspiration and influence.
Emerald is the 2013 Pantone color of the year and for good reason. According to Pantone.com, it is "Lively. Radiant. Lush... A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony." The color Emerald can be seen throughout history and it continues to sparkle and fascinate. "Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors." (Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute).
This stunning color was our inspiration for the tabletop we produced for the Girari Sustainable Event Furnishings' tabletop design event at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles last spring. The entire look was placed inside a clear bubble structure from Casa Bubble. For more information on this event, click here.
Our tabletop was described as "Edgy Emerald" when it was published in a recent issue of South Asian Bride Magazine
Photos courtesy of Christopher Todd Studios
We are in love with this color because it oozes elegance and glamour (how could we forget Angelina Jolie's earrings at the 2009 Oscars?!); however, it can also be very earthy and sensual. Its gorgeous for Fall! This bold jewel tone exudes confidence and is so fresh and a bit unexpected at a wedding, which makes it so interesting! Below are some of our favorite ways to incorporate emerald into a special event.
A bold color like emerald can quickly become overwhelming if overused. This table is a beautiful example of how using just a bit of emerald can make a big statement and really showcase the color. Emerald and metallic look stunning together and are a natural combination. We like how the emerald is sprinkled in with blush pink, gold and ivory.
Photo courtesy of Sugar Branch Events
If you are not ready to commit to such a bold color, consider adding splashes of the color here and there.
Photo courtesy of Pinterest
Photo courtesy of Pinterest
Photo courtesy of Ruffled Blog
This dainty little bracelet would add a splash of emerald to your wedding day ensemble. It would be gorgeous for Bridesmaids as well!
And ofcourse, the most perfect pair of emerald earrings...
We've enjoyed paying tribute to the Pantone color of the year and can't wait to share some of our color predictions for 2014 in our next post, "Color Trends Part Two". Keep an eye out for it!