New Year Color For 2013

Don’t let the winter blues get you down.  Start your journey for the New Year thinking green.  Freshen your home from monochromatic to magnificent with enchanting Emerald.

Pantone, the authority on professional color standards for the design industry, has named Emerald green as the color of 2013.  For centuries, Emerald has been seen as a color of beauty and elegance across all cultures.  As the most abundant color in nature, green brings a sense of rejuvenation and new beginnings.  This jewel-toned hue will re-energize any space.  Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Pantone’s research department describes Emerald as, “a balanced color…it’s a color of growth, renewal, healing, unity and regeneration — words we’re all so in need of at this point of history.”

I see Emerald as a richer tone as compared to other greens.  It shouts sophistication, style, and confidence.  Because it is such a strong color, Emerald needs to be used thoughtfully.  From walls to accessories, see how shades of emerald can brighten up your space.

Emerald adds a dramatic presence to any room.  At Blindsgalore, we have amazing options of turning your windows into stunning focal points.

Roller and cellular shades from the Simply Chic line at Blindsgalore adds brightness and fun.

Samples left to right: Simply Chic Roller Shade in Kellie Green, Simply Chic Solids Cellular Shade in Kellie Green, and Simply Chic Roller Shade in Trellis Fern

You can use this green as a neutral as you would with black, tan, or white.  A softer shade will let other colors pop!



If a full wall or sofa is intimidating, use Emerald as an accent color.  These accessories stand out against a cream background.

Find vintage chairs and Emerald vases like these at Etsy.

So take a leap and incorporate stunning Emerald tones into your home.  Your friends will be green with envy.


Our BG designer, Katie, has been creating bright looks for windows and rooms for over ten years. Katie has great ideas and "picks” for your windows. She will be sharing with you her design choices and seasonal recommendations throughout the year. Katie reminds you that all our BG window blinds, shades and drapes are all custom made for you. Each one is hand crafted to your size, color, fabric and special requests with our added attention to quality and detail. Katie will make sure you love your windows.

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