Another 2013 color of the year

Did you think only three colors were proclaimed 2013 Color of the Year? Let's review.

Currently in my number one spot, Emerald.

Emerald is not shy.
How much do I love these suede pumps from Alice and Olivia? The Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet is darn nice as well.
On the left is dramatic Shanghai Peacock, printed linen from Schumacher. Just think of the fun we could have with this fabric!

The room on the upper right is Carleton Varney's appropriately dramatic green room for the 2009 Oscars.
The background is Pantone's Emerald.
See below for links.

On either side of the jewel in the crown are Aloe and Lemon Sorbet.

Aloe, demure.
Miles Redd designed rooms. No one does color or curtains like Mr. Redd.
Upper right, an original and reasonably priced acrylic by Pamela Munger of Colorado (the link to her Etsy shop is below).
Lower right, Norman Hartnell in 1953 with two of his gowns. The one on the right feels like the 1930's. The one on the left could walk the runway today but maybe in emerald embroidery rather than aloe. I hope I haven't just lost my one and only reader in the UK; Mr. Hartnell designed the Queen's wedding dress and coronation gown. She is after all, The Queen.

The background is Sherwin-William's Aloe SW6464.
See below for links.

Lemon Sorbet, works well with others.
Upper left, a hand painted mural in a foyer designed by Jennifer Garrigues.
Upper right, Amanda Nisbet chose the best shade of yellow for the walls that lets the art take center stage.
A door. I'm guessing it isn't here in the US.
A Shin Hanga style antique Japanese wood block by Shodo Kawarazaki, which would make the perfect gift for the botanical lover on your list and will not seriously break the bank.
The background is Lemon Sorbet, BM 2019-60. 
See below for links, especially the wood block.

A late entry, Re-blued, the 2013 pick from the Color Marketing Group makes four.

Color needs context.

Upper left, from Pratt and Lambert paints. CMG showed it in the press release on Re-blued, a portion is quoted below.
Upper middle, rugs from Dash and Albert, not quite re-blued but nicely demonstrates the subtlety of color.
Koi wallpaper from Osborne and Little in a bath designed by Ashley Dortch. I love koi. As much as foo dogs? I'm not sure. We should all thank God the world does not spin on my ability to make such decisions. I love that bath.
Lower left, pillows I recovered in Lulu DK's enchanting elephant print, Parade, for my daughter's apartment.

See below for links.

Are you walking and reading this on the phone? Stop right now or you'll be shocked and lose your balance and get carred or crash into middle-aged shoppers in the grocery store. The Color Marketing Group forecasts color. Told you.

"Re-blued is reminiscent of clear skies and warm seas....colonial roots give it a familiar feeling, with a fresh face....it can be updated to contemporary status with vibrant tones, or nestled into a heritage feel with those more historic or traditional."

A closer look at Ms. Dortch's bath. The Koi Bath. I'm not a vessel sink fan but will gladly root for this one. And I like that the fixtures are chrome and the hardware on the chest is brass.

Derwent wallpaper from Osborne and Little.

Well, pageant judges, there you have your four finalists. Will late entry Re-blued shove Emerald aside for top tiara? Does Lemon Sorbet walk away with Miss Congeniality? How will you place them?

Comment, please, the suspense is killing me.

thanks for reading,
Linda Pakravan

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This post was not sponsored by any of the following: Emerald PumpsEmerald Glass Kenneth Jay Lane BraceletShanghai Peacock Printed LinenCarleton Varney of Dorothy Draper and CompanyMiles Redd, artist Pamela MungerVogue 1953 Mr. Hartnell via The Lady MagazineSherwin-WilliamsJennifer GarriguesAmanda NisbetShodo Kawarazaki wood block, Benjamin MooreColor Marketing GroupPratt and Lambert PaintsDash and Albert Rugs, a Massachusetts company, "Derwent" the Koi Wallpaper from Osborne and LittleAshley Dortch HBHome, Lulu DK's "Parade" fabricto aquire Parade fabric or other design services from Linda Pakravan, email me!

1 comment:

  1. Reblued is tops for me: I want those koi in my bathroom.


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