Here at York Wallcoverings there was a lot of anticipation about Pantone’s color of the year for 2013. In our studio and marketing departments, those in “the know” were leaning heavily toward either deep teal-blue or a shade of green since all things green are of utmost importance. When Pantone announced Emerald in mid December it struck a cord with us – our studio has been carefully watching greens develop and Emerald does not disappoint. And it’s being paired with none other than deep teal blue!
Emerald is such a user friendly color: it slows the production of stress hormones, helps the heart relax, green plants replenish oxygen, and as a jewel it shines deep and bright among the gemstones we adorn ourselves with.
This spring be bold with emerald. Pair it with strong cobalt or deep teal for a rich, elegant blend of color that is as striking as it is restful. Candice Olson’s Shadow Flowers is a perfect example of this pretty pairing. (Shimmering Details collection, DE8836)
Clean and bright sets the stage for summer. A lively color that enhances our sense of well-being while it freshens and rejuvenates. Check out York’s Bistro 750 collection for a great variety of fresh greens for the home.
Enjoy emerald’s rich heritage in the fall and winter season, reaching into its long history as a jewel among colors. Drawing from York’s deep archival heritage is our beautiful emerald-to-teal design Marco Polo from Ronald Redding’s Archives II collection.