Like you, Gentle Readers, I have an inquiring mind! Recently, I came across a “color forecast” and I wanted to share some thoughts with you…perhaps easier explained with photos rather than a plethora of words…
One of Pantone’s “color of the year, 2013” selections is: Emerald Green!
After staring at this color sample for a while, I realized that the color is REALLY “Dark Mint Green”
Can you see that those two colors are “in the same “family”? Only the “saturation ” or “intensity” of the color is different! On the color wheel, the color in photo #1 is closer to the center, photo #2 is mixed with more white, taking it more toward the pastels. This is a very “HOT” color right now; I saw that Coach is offering a few handbags in this color. (I seem to remember its named “Mediterranean”, or something similar. UNFORTUNATELY, unless you are Miss GotRocks, and an AFFORD to drop several hundred dollars on a handbag that will have only limited use for one season, I would recommend a “pass”. I found a cute skort in this color and purchased it…it’s a “fun” color!
If this color really SPEAKS to you, add it to your home interior by introducing new pillows, accent pieces, or, my FAVORITE accessory: LAMPS! You might also try adding the color to your blog design by specifying typographic elements, backgrounds, etc! Have fun with this color!
OTHER COLORS TO NOTE, Summer, 2013:
One called Tide Pool…
Green is actually a “neutral”, it just “goes” with everything, and different shades and hues work well together.
Just PROMISE me that yoU WON’T DO THIS:
Photos courtesy of Maria Killiam