Each year, Pantone Color Institute selects a color from its spectrum that reflects trends in a variety of industries, including architecture, fashion and furnishings. For 2013, Pantone has chosen emerald as its color of the year — a "lively, radiant, lush" shade of green.
"Today, it is a good thing to be green," says Laurie Pressman, vice president of Pantone, noting that people are adding more green foods to their diet, and companies are using green packaging to emphasize healthier or organic products. She also notes its stress-relieving and heart relaxation qualities.
It also has clear connection with nature — an attribute that resonates well with cabins. Not only is the color readily found in the surrounding area, it translates well into foliage prints that can be easily infused in the home for a fresh look. Many tabletop and houseware companies are incorporating the shade into their lines as well for simple accents.
Here are a few fun kitchen examples of how this rich green can make statement in your cabin: