2013 Pantone Color of the Year

It has arrived! The 2013 Color of the Year was released by Pantone a few weeks ago. And it is.....Emerald Green! [gallery link="file" columns="1" ids="124"]

What are your thoughts? Would you use it in your home?

I personally keep my home fairly neutral so that I can change up the colors every so often.  My walls are very neutral and so is my furniture. I add all of the color through removable items, such as cushions, throws, artwork and accessories.  This makes it a lot easier to switch out your color scheme whenever your heart desires.  You don't have to worry about repainting walls, covering up furniture, etc.

I don't think I would be so bold as to paint my walls the emerald green or add major furniture pieces in it. But I could see myself adding some accents in the beautiful jewel tone.

Here's an example of keeping a neutral background and adding a pop of color to make a dramatic impact...

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These are a few items I found that could be added in to my decor...

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I personally think this year's color is a winner! It can be used in so many ways and as little or as much as you'd like.

I would love to know your thoughts :)

Happy New Year!

Colette

My kids are so creative, but what do I do with all of the artwork?!

I am a mom of two young kiddos.  They are very creative and love making us things.  My oldest is in preschool and comes home EVERY time with her latest painting (it's almost always a "river").  I have a lot of years ahead of me with 2 kids always bringing home a new project and they will be equally proud of each and every one!  This is great, but what the heck am I going to do with it all?!  Don't tell them, but I won't be keeping them all.  I will however keep my (or their) favorites and come up with a creative way to showcase their masterpieces. Here are some awesome ways to showcase your kids' artwork. They will be happy to see it on display and you will be happy with how it ties into your home decor.

This is a really easy project and you can easily switch out the artwork as you please.  By you, I mean the kids :)  The great part is, you can paint the clipboards any color and have them tie in with your current color scheme.

This is personally my favorite!  Look how adorable you can make the clothespins! Again, you can easily coordinate this project to tie into your existing decor.

This one will require some wall space and will be a little more costly depending on the number of frames you choose to use.  It's a very clean look and will create a very personal focal point to any room.

This is a really cute idea! These are just wall decals in various sizes (or colors) that you just adhere to the wall around the artwork.

This option is a little sneakier :) If you don't have a lot of empty wall space to use to showcase the artwork, why not have a cute little surprise every time you open your cupboards?

I hope you found these options helpful, or at the very least cute :)

Happy Wednesday!