Fabulous Emerald Green Area Rugs to Funk Up Any Floor
The color of the year for 2013, as selected by Pantone, was drumroll…. ‘Emerald’ (every year they designate a hue as the Year’s Color – for 2014 it’s Radiant Orchid. See a list of years and colors below.
Perhaps it’s because green is the most prominent and frequent color found in nature that the human eye can see more green than any other color. However, the reason for being honored as the color of the year is the fitting representation it holds; Emerald Green is the color of prosperity, renewing, and growth. Also, green is the symbolic color for unification as well as healing.
So if you’re looking to decorate your home with accessories, Emerald Green accessories, such as Area Rugs, are a fitting and appropriate choice.
A patterned green rug works in a decorating scheme where there are numerous other color solid shades in the room to offset the busy nature. Unless, of course, the goal is an extreme-victorian design where energetic patterns everywhere are the norm. Use a pattern to draw the eye to an area – that’s the best way to think of patterns when you select them.
Plaid rugs look fantastic with wood furnishings, especially deep vibrant colors. If a lighter shade of wood furnishings is being used, it still looks lovely, but then becomes more of a contrast effect, which some people love, and others don’t. For example, the jump from a light-colored wood floor to a dark patterned rug is a bold contrast – almost color blocking with furnishings – so it boils down to taste. When the colors blend, as in, a dark emerald plaid rug and dark shaded floors, the look tends to give an overall more vibrant, warmer feel.
Two Emerald Green Featured in Plaid:
Pantone Colors of the Year 2007-2018
2018 – Ultra Violet
2017 – Greenery
2016 – Rose Quartz & Serenity
2015 – Marsala
2014 – Radiant Orchid
2013 – Emerald Green
2012 – Tangerine Tango
2011 – Honeysuckle
2010 – Turquoise
2009 – Mimosa
2008 – Blue Iris
2007 – Chili Pepper
As you can see by the colors of the year for those seven years, we’ve had some exciting and brave colors to work with. 2013 was Emerald Green, but let’s face it, colors never go out of style, there’s always a way to incorporate color into a room no matter what!
There are many shades of green to choose from
Often making a choice depends on whether or not there’s an existing green shade in the room. If the shade of green already in the room is in a prominent place, like the walls or furnishings, then it’s critical to find the right tone for the floor. In cases like this, it’s usually advisable to go with a contrasting color rather than trying to match shades directly. Of course, there’s the option of choosing a patterned rug with some green in it.
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