Friday, March 1, 2013

Emerald...the new black

Well, not exactly. 
It's hard to imagine "little emerald dress" replacing the classic "little black dress."
But emerald is *the* color of 2013. 

Every year Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color, announces the color of the year. In 2012, it was Tangerine Tango. In 2013, it's Emerald. 

Courtesy of Pantone

Based on the mixed response the color choice has gotten, it seems that Emerald is a color that grows on you. But search "emerald" on Google or on Pinterest and you'll find inspiration for ways to weave this color into your life--wardrobe accessories, pillows for splashes of color on your couch, even nail polish (really?). 

As for us here at Fabri-Quilt, we are already fans of Emerald thanks to a couple rich, textured prints designed by Ro Gregg. 

Here's Emerald, Marblehead style. 

And a print with extra sparkle, from A Star is Born.

If the idea of Emerald has gotten your creative juices flowing, there's even an Emerald Quilt Challenge hosted by the blog a.squared.w, open through March 17 (St. Patrick's Day; how appropriate!). 
You can read the rules here and check out some of the quilt entries here

Find some more emerald inspiration from the folks at Pantone here
(Not necessarily fabric-related, but eye candy all the same!)

And green lovers, stay tuned! Leading up to everyone's favorite leprechaun holiday, we'll be sharing some of our favorite green prints over the next couple weeks. 

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