Emerald Green is the Pantone color of the year and it is one of my favorite jewel tones – maybe because of my Irish heritage and my love of Ireland, also known as the Emerald Isle. Sometimes I wonder why I don’t wear it more often or use it more often in decorating. The color can be quite bold if used in large amounts, or very beautiful as an accent. It’s crisp, clear, vibrant and so rich. It reminds me of beautiful rolling hills of green grass. Here are some ideas for incorporating the warm and inviting Pantone color of 2013 into your lifestyle!