Pantone has gone green—emerald to be specific.
The global authority on all things color singled out this shade as its Color of the Year for 2013. Known for its association with natural beauty and growth as well as its perception of sophistication and luxury, this season expect to find emerald influences on the runway, red carpet, and in homes everywhere.
Personally, I am thrilled with this choice because not only is emerald my birthstone, but the color also compliments my Irish/freckled complexion. But really, everyone should be excited because this lush color is now going to be easier to find and incorporate into your wardrobe and home decor as the perfect pop of color.
Here are some of our favorite emerald items—all Southern made, of course.
1. Judith March Emerald Pique Tie Back Dress
This gorgeous dress is perfect for the wedding shower/baby shower/Easter brunch that you know you have coming up this spring. With adorable details on the front and back, your fellow partygoers will be doing double takes.
2. Emerald Galaxy Bib Necklace from Bauble Bar
We love Bauble Bar because you can find great designer and statement jewelry at an affordable price. They are also up on the emerald trend; this bib necklace being just one piece they have in the color that we’ve had our eyes on.
3. Leigh Elena Navarro Bracelets
Texas native Leigh Elena Navarro uses materials such as snakeskin and lizard skin mixed with dressed-up cowgirl buckles to create gorgeous arm candy for us all to enjoy.
4. Saluda Stripe Bow Tie from R. Hanauer
A great way for the fellas to incorporate the color of the year into their wardrobe is with a classic bow tie. Based in South Carolina, R. Hanauer has been making fine silk accessories since 1986. We trust their quality and love the vivid colors of this Saluda Stripe.
5. Lilly Pulitzer for Garnet Hill Totally Trellis Crewel Rug
One of my own favorite pairings, emerald with navy, is bold yet still classic. This wool rug is handmade with a great chain-stitched details, solidifying my love of another pairing, Lilly Pulitzer and Garnet Hill.
6. Lodge Color Enamel Dutch Oven
Even your kitchen appliances can go green with this trend. Lodge’s six-quart oven is proving once again that style doesn’t need to be sacrificed for functionality.
What are some of your favorite emerald finds?