Stylish home finds in Pantone’s color of the year


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An old Irish saying says, “Green are the hills of Ireland and green they will always stay. Warm are the blessings wished for you and they’ll always be that way.”

But luckily, you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy the color emerald — the 2013 Pantone color of the year. Step your home up a notch with a few hints of this rich, verdant tone. Here are a few ways to add just a touch of that Irish hue.


  1. An art deco-inspired pillow from Etsy can liven up your neutral sofas with a touch of green without breaking the bank.
  2. Another easy pick-me-up? A bright emerald shower curtain with graphic design features. This one from DENY seamlessly blends the color of the year with classic navy blue.
  3. Invest in a pair of new lamps to brighten up your guest bedroom. The shades of green in this lamp from Lamps Plus would look brilliant in a room of blue hues.
  4. Another touch for that guest bedroom — or your own master bedroom — is crisp white sheets with a touch of emerald as a chic trim. These, from Company C, are 300 thread count.
  5. Try a table runner or glasses in a brilliant shade of green, as shown here on House of Turquoise. They will brighten your table setting and blend naturally with most cool shades already present in your home — such as light blue, turquoise, yellow, pinks and plums.