Pantone is the world’s leading color authority and this year they have named Emerald Green as the color for 2013. If you want to jump on the emerald green trend this year, first try incorporating smaller accessories such as toss pillows, drinking glasses, or vases into your decor before buying more expensive investment pieces. Lucky for us, most house plants fit the bill and add a pop of emerald green to every room without needing to purchase anything new!
Metallics are absolutely everywhere right now from lampshades, to toss pillows, to furniture. Brass is back and golds are hot! But don’t worry, chrome and silver are still going strong as well. This year, don’t be afraid to mix your metals which adds depth and interest to your space. Light fixtures and hardware do not always have to be the same finish and can look fantastic when mixed.
Repurposed wood isn't a new trend by any means, but we’re going to be seeing a lot more of it this year. Wood walls, bamboo flooring, cork flooring, reclaimed wood paired with metals, and reclaimed-looking synthetic wood will be everywhere this year. Real wood accessories such as chargers, cutting boards, trays, and coasters will also be showcased in stylish homes around the globe.