Last week Pantone LLC, a global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announced PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald as the Color of the Year for 2013.

For more than a decade, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including home staging and design. The 2012 Color of the Year was PANTONE® 17-1463 Tangerine Tango. Watch for the radiant, gemstone green to pop up in home decor.

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Emerald for Interiors

This jewel-like hue will create a luxurious feel in an entryway, powder room, dining room or study, and bring life to a living room as an accent wall. Add a splash of color to the kitchen and dining room areas with Emerald dinnerware, stemware and appliances. Learn more about Emerald.

Emerald for Exteriors

For exteriors, a green front door projects health, tranquility, and harmony. (What that Front Door Color Might Say About a Home)