What impact will the 2013 color of the year, emerald green, have on floral design this year? I say not much.
The Panetone Color Institute, known as the worldwide authority on color, chose emerald green as the color we'd see all over the place this year.
Don't get me wrong. I love emerald green. In fact green is my favorite color. But though I believe we'll see it in fashion, home decor, weddings and special events it won't show up in the flowers.
1. There are no emerald green flowers in nature. At least not that I've seen. So unless they're fake, I mean faux or artificially colored, we won't see them. Most weddings where emerald green is highlighted, the flowers are actually white or a mix of various colors.
2. There aren't many emerald green vases in the world. But if you're determined to use emerald green vases, why not use regular green vases instead.They'd probably be cheaper and you'll find more styles to choose from. I know, I know, from which to choose.
3. Use more green foliage. Instead of worrying about emerald green flowers (see point #1) use whatever color flowers you want and play up the foliage.
So, that's my opinion on the emerald green craze.