As most of you have probably heard by now, Pantone has named emerald green Color of the Year for 2013! Which must mean it’s going to be a good year around here, considering it’s our signature color. Coincidentally, I had already been planning a tabletop post (for tomorrow!) all in shades of green and white…

There’s something so fresh about this combination, especially in a rich emerald…

For the tabletop, I wanted to keep things simple, playful and modern – you’ll get to see it all tomorrow! But, tabletops aren’t the only place I’ve been thinking of adding more green.

As I mentioned in my office update post last week, I’m contemplating some wall paint… and what’s more obvious than choosing green!? So, I’ve been scouting colors at Valspar where I discovered my last favorite paint color. With their ‘love your color‘ guarantee, if I don’t like they color, it’s no biggie – I’ll just try another! If I don’t like the first one, they offer a complimentary replacement color! I’m thinking ‘stilettos’ sounds pretty spot on. Something like this…

Gorgeous and rich and perfectly jewel-toned, right? I think it would look especially great as an accent to the rest of the white walls and my camel-colored chairs. Any other suggestions for paint colors?

*images via: martha stewart //  under the sycamore, unknown, 100 layer cake // roger davies, matchbook mag, habitually chic

*this post has been sponsored by valspar paint. all opinions my own!



  1. Naomi (Design Manifest)

    Ooo that screened in porch is delicious. I love the idea of white half way up the wall and green above. With a rich color like that it helps tame it a bit.
    I’ve never done a green wall, but its nice to know they stand behind their colors. Makes it much safer to go bold.

  2. Squeak

    I love green, but not this shade. I’ll be glad when Pantone discovers subtler shades and makes one of them its “Colour of the Year”.

  3. Ali Henrie

    When I heard the color was emerald green, I immediately thought of you and your site. It’s such a pretty color and and I can’t wait to see more of it in fashion. I also loved your feature on the glitter guide. Great party tips, and I loved how the decor was so simple, yet perfect.

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About Cassandra LaValle

Cassandra LaValle is the founder and editor-in-chief of coco+kelley where she explores trends in fashion, decor and entertaining, highlighting pieces that exude classic design and glamour. As a designer, she consults clients across the globe on styling their homes and private events from her offices in Seattle.

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