Images courtesy of and Jasper Conran

The announcement of emerald as Pantone Colour of the Year – 2013, inspired us to scope out at these heady infusions of green (see Laureen Rossouw’s top emerald pick in Ed’s Letter of our TRENDS issue, now on shelf).

This is a colour that grows on you. Emerald has a rich organic feel to it, bringing a mixture of tranquility and a sense of zest into a space. It also has a way of insinuating ideas relating to sustainability and the use of natural products – products that are both cool and kind, and that reduce your carbon footprint. That’s a pretty sweet deal, we’d say.

These flashes of green used in interiors add not only an alive feeling but also a lovely sense of whimsy.

Image from and cannon painting
Image by Michael Eastman
Image by Michael Eastman
Images courtesy of Creative Ordinette, Dust Jacket Attic and Clifton Friedman
Wallpaper by Cole & son and scatter cushions by Clinton Friedman

Find these bright and bold scatter cushions at Weylandts as well as