In 2013, greenery will be the height of fashion. World-renowned color experts, Pantone LLC, recently announced that Emerald Green is the Color of the Year for 2013. Following 2012’s Tangerine Tango, Emerald Green was selected for the hue’s rising popularity among style experts in both the fashion and interior design industries. When you think of Emerald Green what do you visualize? While some may conjure up images of Dorothy skipping her way to the Emerald City or Kermit the Frog strumming on a banjo, plants are likely one of the first things that spring to mind.
Described by Pantone as “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony,” Emerald Green features all of the characteristics of beautifully maintained plant life. Plants signify well-being in their color as well as the physical and psychological benefits they offer humans.
Study after study has pointed to the connection between office plants and workplace environments with lower employee stress levels and absentee rates. The indescribable sensation you receive when you go for a walk at the park on a pristine day is reflected in nature and plants. Be it an Aglaonema Green Lady or paint on a wall, the sight of Emerald Green is comforting and reminds us of our connection to the natural world.
Being a dramatic color, design professionals are recommending that Emerald Green be used as an accent to maximize the color’s beauty. A room decorated with dark green hues from the floor to the ceiling could become quite overpowering. However, the understated addition of an Emerald Green plant to an office lobby is a prime example of that perfect finishing touch every room needs.
With March upon us and St. Patrick’s Day on tap, there’s no better time than now to celebrate the year’s featured color.
Visit our indoor plant catalog to get ideas on which plant species to use in 2013.