Each year Pantone LLC, the provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announces the Color of the Year. This year the color of 2013 is Emerald – Pantone 17-5641.

Rejuvenate your home this year by bringing in accents of the color of the year Emerald. Pantones describes it as the color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.

Bring some sophistication into your bedroom with emerald color bedding or accents such as pillows or throw blankets. This rich color can give your bathroom a more spa like atmosphere with the addition of emerald bath towels or a decorative light fixture. Incorporate the jewel toned accents into your powder room and you will find yourself feeling more focused on beauty and rejuvenation.

If you really want to transform the energy in your home try using Emerald as an accent wall color. This color is great for a dining room especially if you often have dinner guests. This color will take your dinner parties to the next level and create a more luxurious atmosphere.

Emerald can also be a great look if you enjoy more rustic design as green is the color of nature and looks great with neutrals especially rich toned wood floors, and leather upholstery.

Keep your eye out for all things emerald when shopping for your home decorating goods this year.