Recently Pantone introduced Emerald 17-5641 as the Pantone Color of the Year for 2013. It’s a lovely, rich shade of green and looks stunning with yellows, blues, white, and other shades of green. I was not consciously thinking about Pantone during one of my walks today, but was nearly brought up short by this stunning door color.
The chartreuse color, decidedly not an emerald green, is vivid and fresh, and it especially pops because of the frame with shades of brown, gray, black and a faded robin’s egg blue for contrast. I took my picture and kept on walking — my dogs do not like to dawdle — and soon I was seeing shades of green everywhere.
I love color and gravitate toward bright rich tones with lots of pigment. My apartment oozes beautiful colors including blues, pinks, purples, silver, grays and browns. Color affects mood and emotion. Today I noticed the color of a door and saw it as if for the first time. It captivated and energized me. What colors grab and captivate you?