The Year’s Hottest Colour: Emerald Green

Every year Pantone, the world's colour authority for nearly 50 years, predicts the hottest trends in colour that will influence all creative industries. To select the colour, Pantone searches the world for cultural influences that affect colour. This year, Pantone's colour of the year is Emerald 17-564, and here we show you how to use it in your decor.

The Year's Hottest Colour: Emerald Green

Above: credenza, lamps, Peaks and Rafters; chairs, art, sculpture, Elte; rug, The Rug Company; cushions, paint brushes, Artifacts; malachite, lapis gems lapidary; paint, Para Paints; glass vase, HomeSense

You'll be seeing this vivid gemstone colour everywhere from fashion, home andindustrial design, to product packaging and graphics. Here are three ways to incorporate it into your interiors.


This jewel-like hue will create a luxurious feel anywhere in your home. From the entryway, powder room, dining room or study, or even an accent wall in your living room, don't be afraid of being bold and using this colour.

We love that this colour is the most abundant hue in nature, which essentially makes it a neutral. There are so many fabulous colours that will go with this hue. Keep its versatility in mind, and it can be used in an earthy, vibrant or dramatic style.


Don't be afraid of choosing furniture in this colour. It may feel like a risky choice, but as long as the style of the piece is classic it will enjoy longevity.

Consider pieces that can be utilized in different rooms like a credenza. Green is seen more by the human eye than any other colour in the spectrum, so it's likely you will love your emerald furniture for years to come.

The Year's Hottest Colour: Emerald Green

Art and Accessories

Try to think outside the box when it comes to your emerald accessories. Look to nature for some inspiration, like peacock feathers and malachite, which have this beautiful colour in them. There are also beautiful blown glass pieces out there that can be used to pull in the colour. We're huge fans of glass as it always adds sparkle.

Finally, you can never go wrong with gold! It adds that extra glam you might be looking for in an instant, and looks fabulous with this colour of green.


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