From Wikipedia:

 

Color of the Year

Annually Pantone declares a particular color “Color of the Year”. Twice a year the company hosts, in a European capital, a secret meeting of representatives from various nations’ color standards groups. After two days of presentations and debate, they choose a color for the following year; for example, the color for summer 2013 was chosen in London in the spring of 2012.[16] The color purportedly connects with the zeitgeist; for example the press release declaring Honeysuckle the color of 2011 said “In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues.”[17] The results of the meeting are published in Pantone View ($750), which fashion designers, florists, and many other consumer-oriented companies purchase to help guide their designs and planning for future products.[16]

 

Soooo, emerald green!  I really do love this colour, but can’t imagine using it too much in interior design, on a personal level anyhow.  I love it for fashion more, and jewellery 🙂  However, paint is one the most inexpensive ways to update a space, and this colour would be very cool on a wall, with a stripe or chevron pattern.  Or, my new fave application, paint the ceiling!  Instead of having 4 walls in a bold colour, painting the ceiling in a room is a great way to add some depth and colour.

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