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New year, new looks: happening hues for 2013

January 28th, 2013


To say that I love green is a bit of a stretch… personally I’m more of a Tango Orange girl myself – Tango Orange being Pantone’s 2012 colour and Emerald Green selected for 2013. So, you can relax 2013 clients – I will not be recommending that everyone abandons their greige and rushes out to buy an emerald green sofa… whilst it is always exciting interesting to find out the new colour trends, I don’t think that we should look at them so seriously that we change the way we decorate, but introducing the colour with a cushion, a vase or even better, a lush green plant is a great way to re-energise your living space. Interestingly enough, this colour has been popular before Pantone declared it as such. We’ve been seeing emerald for a while now in our interiors as well as in the showrooms.

Here’s some playful and bold moments of green.

<Images include: Emerald green wallpaper, headboard and accents via Elle Decoration; Emerald Green Drapes via Splendid Sass>

Looking at these, I must admit that I think Green is rubbing off on me…! I actually recalled a casual kitchen/dining concept I developed last year that included repainting the client’s existing table a lovely green….

This was my sole ‘green moment’ of 2012 so looking forward to incorporating a little more green in my 2013 work…

Pantone also select colours for the season and my favourite for 2013 is their Monaco Blue choice for Spring. How rich and playful is this colour…? ‘Monaco’ a very apt choice of name indeed….!

 <Monaco blue walls & furniture via All Things Stylish>

Dress your homes with the same personality that you dress yourself… as I always say to my clients, your home should be a reflection of you – your lifestyle, personality and taste. More too often, people are a little hesitant of using colour in their homes and end up with the ‘beige default’…. Our lives are not beige so why should our homes be beige? …If you like dressing with colour and/or prints, you shouldn’t just be wearing them, try reflecting them in your home décor too. Happy experimenting!

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