2014 pantone color of the year | emerald green

almost a year ago, benjamin moore paints predicted that social media colors, like facebook blue and twitter green, would become some of the most directional colors for 2014.

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now, color authority pantone, has named emerald green the color of the year for 2013.   pantone, a division of x-rite, provides professional color standards for the design industries.


emerald green reminds me of the emerald green and grey dining room, designed by atlanta interior designer kay douglass.  the dining room was named one of veranda’s most memorable rooms for the magazine’s 25th anniversary,


emerald green also reminds me of all of the georgian terrace houses with technicolor front doors in dublin, ireland.  my husband, bob, and i toured ireland with his parents while we lived in london.  living in london for five years was such an amazing european travel opportunity!

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now that we live in the san francisco bay area again, emerald green also reminds me of the de young museum in golden gate park, which was designed by swiss architects herzog & de meuron.  herzog & de meuron covered the museum building in copper panels with a perforated pattern that resembles the pattern of the light filtering through the trees.  the panels are developing a green patina that also helps the building blend into the natural environment.


san francisco philanthropist and socialite, dede wilsey, was instrumental in raising more that $190 million in private funding and selecting the architects for the reconstruction of the de young museum, which was damaged during the loma prieta earthquake in 1989.  she is also renowned for her incredible harry winston emerald and diamond jewelry.

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do you associate emerald green with anything incredible?

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