Thursday, January 20, 2011

Loving the Color Emerald

A noted and experienced designer once told me that if I wanted to see the next trend in home design, look to the red carpet. I do watch with that in mind and this year at the Golden Globes, the color emerald to me was the most eye catching moment of all. Most critics loved these three looks, with their outstanding color. Angelina Jolie looked wonderful in this color.

Mila Kunis's dress was beautiful on her.

I love Catherine Zeta-Jones in this gown, a little darker emerald, but definitely not "forest".

What woman wouldn't just love to have Kyle Richards' emerald earrings.

Blenko glass defines the exact color of emerald above. Emerald has a bit of a blue in it.
Love Blenko glass!

Love the emerald green sofas and pillows here, image from House Beautiful.

Fabulous headboard! I think emerald goes really well with white. Image from Decorpad.

Another great headboard in emerald with white bedding from Sarah Richardson.
Decorpad image.

One of my favorite spaces by Steven Gambrel as featured in Elle Decor. Wouldn't this space have been boring without the emerald!

I love tape trim. Here is a nice emerald one above from Kravet.

Kravet wallpaper......wouldn't this be rich in a powder bath?

Silk velvet by Thomas O'Brien for Lee Jofa. I could see some stunning dining chairs upholstered in this luxurious fabric.

Last but definitely not least, Schumacher's Nanjing. The color here is just brilliant. Perfect for pillows, a bedskirt, headboard, and on and on.

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9 comments: said...

Oh to wear a gown like those!! Can you say dreaming? I love all greens, I truly do. Emerald is beautiful, I welcome it back.

Hill Country House Girl said...

Hey Carla, thanks for your comment on the button suit. I have a follow up on that suit so please come back a little later today! What a beautiful post on green. I love it and would so enjoy seeing more of it. I heard that Catherine Zeta Jones was gorgeous at the awards but had not seen her - wow. Beautiful woman and stunning dress.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Love all of the pictures but especially love that bedroom! Great Blog!

Kathryn said...

Beautiful color. I love emerald green and think it will be gorgeous in my home!

Kellie Collis said...

Emerald looked so fabulous that Golden Globe night! Love how Angelina Jolie wore hers. I wouldn't be surprised if it would start another trend for interiors! Enjoy the week ahead, Kellie xx

trouble said...

I love green. It's magical color.

LRL Creations said...

Love it! Absolutely loved Schumacher's Nanjing and the space by Steven Gambrel. The idea of just a touch of green instead of going crazy with it. Emerald is my new favorite color :-).

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Kathryn said...

I love emerald green and I would be so glad to see it more in interiors. Kyle's earrings are so spectacular. Nice reference.

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