With St. Patrick's Day quickly approaching, now is the perfect excuse to go green with your decor. A fresh hue and the official color of Spring, shades of green will add a burst of energy to any space. Introduce it subtly with a frame, or go big with a fresh coat of paint. However you choose to style it, kick-start Spring with a few of our favorite green accents!
When Pantone announces its color of the year, the design and fashion worlds take note . . . but how about your kids? Whether they're paying attention or not, for 2013, emerald green reigns supreme. Described by Pantone as "lively, radiant, and lush," it's the perfect fit for kidswear. Make sure your little ones stay ahead of the trend by incorporating one of these jewel-toned picks into his or her Winter looks!
Emerald green has risen as the color of the moment thanks to a plethora of stunning green dresses at the Golden Globes. But was green on a comeback even before stars chose it for the red carpet? We think so: bold green popped up on the Spring runways at Michael Kors and Prada. Start adding some green to your wardrobe, but make sure it's that deep, jewel-tone green, like these dangly earrings ($25) or lovely draped dress ($158). We promise you won't hear any Kermit the Frog jokes.
I'm impressed by Paris Hilton's decision to wear a gorgeous emerald green Diane von Furstenberg dress to the David Letterman Show. The hue looks just as good on blonds as it does on red heads. I am especially into the peek-a-boo lace effect on the bodice. Though Paris usually likes to pile on the accessories, she kept it surprisingly simple. Not a jewel in sight; only a small black bag and snakeskin pumps. Brava.
I recently featured a Look For Less for Keira Knightley's Atonement dress but now you can get the real thing! Clothes Off Our Back is auctioning the emerald green gown beginning today until March 1. The starting price is $1,000, and though it's a hefty price to pay, take into consideration that you'll be helping Variety, The Children’s Charity of Southern California. Plus, you'll forever have the dress that Keira wore in the Academy Award nominated film. Now that's a reason to be green with envy.
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How can we forget when Rihanna overpowered the red carpet in her emerald green satin Dolce & Gabbana gown? It looks like Billy Joel's wife, Katie Lee Joel, was green with envy because she selected the same mesmerizing dress for a recent event. Both ladies look stunning, but I don't understand why Katie blocked her dress with her hair. Rihanna is more polished while Katie's more at ease. Which gal wins you over?
Atonement costume designer Jacqueline Durran chose emerald green for Keira Knightley's character because to her, the hue symbolizes temptation. She certainly found the perfect color (which was a mixture of lime green silk, black and green organza, and green chiffon) because the dress is loved by nearly every girl who has seen the flick. Lucky for us, there's a look for less!
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Remember when I preached the need for a cute coat this season? I think I found one you'll love and wear through Winter, and beyond! Say bonjour to this Vintage Emerald Green Coat, Size M with a brown mink collar and oversized buttons. It will keep you warm and festive for the holidays for sure.
The current bidding price is at $9.99 and the auction ends on Sunday, Dec. 9. Good luck and happy bidding!