Every December, Pantone identifies a shade it believes will be “the breakthrough color of the following year” after sifting through trends from around the world.
“Emerald is the color of balance and harmony, enhancing one’s sense of well-being and inspiring insight and clarity,” Pantone said.
A contrast to last year’s invigorating tangerine tango, emerald (Pantone 17-5641) is a lush hue that, “is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eyes sees more green than any other color in the spectrum, “said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
In honor of the 2013 Pantone Color of the Year, our staff shared their emerald favorites!
1. Green chair in Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s Media Room – Joni Vanderslice 2. Antique Emerald Necklace from her Grandmother – Kelly Caron 3. Dransfield and Ross Strada Malachite Accessories (Available through J Banks Retail) – Anna Ruby 4. Green Agate Bottle Stopper (Available through J Banks Retail) – Kelly Caron 5. The Perry Chair by J Banks Collection for Stanford Furniture. 6. High Gloss Emerald Entrance Door – Jenny Ladutko 7. Phil Luan Grath Emerald Croc Wallet – Joni Vanderslice 8. Serena Chandelier (Available through J Banks Retail) – Marianna Barbrey
1. Pressed Glass Pendants (Available through J Banks Retail) – Doris Gilch 2. Sitting Room with Emerald Walls – Sharon Cleland 3. Classic Library Lamp – Kristin Magowitz 4. Emerald Stools with Black and White Flooring – Jenny Ladutko 5. The Diane Sofa by J Banks Collection for Stanford Furniture 6. Emerald Gown by Elie Saab – Marianna Barbrey
1. Snake Reva Clutch by Tory Burch – Laura Page 2. Agate Coaster Set (Available through J Banks Retail) – Kelly Caron 3. Pantone Clufflinks by Sonia Spencer – Jennifer Stewart 4. Mosaic Tile Wall by Bisazza
1. Tory Burch’s Living Room with interior design by Daniel Romualdez – Sharon Cleland 2. Holiday decorations at Castello di Casole by Lina Loconsolo. The vintage urn was purchased at Rama, one of the local vendors used for the project – Adrienne Warner 3. Dining Room with Emerald Drapery – Hannah Fulton 4. Robert Allen Home Malakos fabric in Malachite – Morgan Burrows 5. Emerald Glitz Booty swith Boucle Pants – Jennifer Stewart
All of this talk of emerald makes us grin with trend-setting pride! We used this very color to introduce the J Banks Collection for Stanford Furniture during the 2007 Fall High Point Market. Take a look at our 2007 showroom snapshots below!
Joni recalls having to have the fabric specially milled because emerald fabric was simply unavailable at all of the factories. People were just not producing products in this hue. What a difference a few years can make.
We are excited to celebrate emerald in 2013!
Happy New Year!