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Emerald Green Patio Furniture and Accessories

The 2013 Pantone Color of the Year Goes Outdoors


"Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony."

While 2012's Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango (PANTONE 17-1463) was promoted as a "spirited, reddish orange that provided the energy boost we needed to recharge and move forward," Emerald is described by Pantone as a "vivid, verdant green, which enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight, as well as promoting balance and harmony."

Why Emerald for 2013?

This particular shade of green is associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, which gives Emerald a feeling of sophistication and luxury, according to Pantone. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. And being green -- well, no other color quite conveys the feeling and concept of regeneration more than green.

It's the color of growth, renewal and prosperity - something that most of us seek or could use as we try to crawl out from the economic Recession. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity. "Green is the most abundant hue in nature - the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors."

How will Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year, Emerald, look outside? Guess what: It already is outdoors, growing in your garden and reflected in the water of your pool, pond or the ocean. From there, it's a matter of adding a few touches here and there as accent pieces. Enjoy the Emerald furnishings and accessories we've found for your garden or favorite outdoor room.

Pantone Color of the Year 2013: Emerald

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Ever wonder how the people at Pantone arrive at a new "Color of the Year?" It's no arbitrary decision; no blindfolded, spinning-of-the-color wheel to see where it lands. Much research, analysis and thought goes into the process before a selection is made. Pantone goes global to look for color influences, which can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Other influences may come from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events.

The outdoor accessories we've selected for your patio or garden are inspired by 2013's Color of the Year. This doesn't mean you should get rid of the garden accessories you bought that were 2012's Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango. Keep those, perhaps add a few Emerald pieces. Don't go overboard. Maybe a pillow here, some wind chimes over there, and an antique ceramic Chinese garden chair. Consider little Emerald touches that coordinate with what you already have or serve to inspire an empty canvas if you are starting from scratch. If it feels right -- not forced -- do it.

Antique Emerald Green Garden Seat

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You've seen reproductions of these intriguing glazed Chinese garden seats. So, why not own an original? High-end department store Neiman Marcus offers a stunning emerald green garden seat that features that unmistakable pierced design. Hint: you can use it as a side or occasional table, outside or in. Here's the details:
  • It (they) are approximately 120-150 years old.
  • Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Hails from the city of Shiwan, China, known for its exquisite pottery.
  • For decorative use only.
  • Made of ceramic; original finish has been touched up (we all lose our color after 150 years or so).
  • Measures 15 inches D x 23 inches H.
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Copper Teardrop Wind Sculpture

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Hang it from a tree or an overhang on your deck, and the Cosmix™ will spin in the wind with the gentlest breeze. Handcrafted of aluminum, this copper wind sculpture is accented with a teardrop-shaped emerald green glass ornament. Consider it art in motion. Cosmix™ will transform your garden, patio, deck or favorite outdoor room into a relaxing place to hang out with friends or by yourself. A swivel is included for easy hanging and smooth spinning.
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Daltile Emerald Mosaic Glass Tile

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Having done this myself, I can vouch that mosaic glass tile looks beautiful on the walls of a swimming pool - like a work of art. Water only enhances its beauty.

Some facts about Daltile's emerald green mosaic tiles:

  • Irridescent
  • Sold by the sheet for easy (easier) application)
  • Venetian glass
  • Chemical resistant
  • Suitable for exterior walls in both freezing and non-freezing climates when proper installation methods are followed.
  • Recommended exterior applications include pools, outdoor kitchen walls (Daltile does not recommend its use for counter tops) and outside areas requiring a durable surface. Also can be used for kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Extended lead time applies (6 to 8 weeks)
  • Recommended grout joint: 1/8 inch.

Glass mosaics are mounted on removable paper sheets that are bonded to the face of the mosaics, which keeps them together in a "sheet" and makes application much easier than placing them tile-by-tile. Variations in size, shade, color and finish are inherent to all fired-clay products.

Emerald Garden Basket

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You can't have a Pantone Color of the Year be green without including actual greenery: living, growing green plants. This assortment available from Teleflora will add that necessary emerald magic to a covered outdoor room or indoors. Arranged in a gift basket with a handle, Teleflora suggests that it's a strong gift choice for men. Mixed green plants are likely to include:
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Emerald Pool Dye

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There's a party at your house and the main action is taking place in your yard. While it may still be a bit too chilly for a swim, let your pool be part of the decor -- and show off the Pantone 2013 Color of the Year -- by using emerald green pool dye. Apparently, the color remains for about three days, just long enough for your party or celebration. Other colors are also available. Imagine dying it emerald green for St. Patrick's Day!
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Emerald Swimsuit

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If you consider yourself part of the outdoor decor - and why not? - then consider this retro-style bikini in emerald a welcome addition to your Pantone color scheme. Good thing about it, it's portable, meaning you can walk around and pose next to other emerald green outdoor furnishings and accessories to carry out the theme. Just don't be too obvious about it.

Made in Brazil, where bikinis are the official uniform, Sauipe Swimwear is known for using high quality materials and unique designs that are both sexy and sophisticated. Fans love Sauipe's silky fabrics, comfortable fit and no-fuss, less-is-more attitude. All cuts are "conservative Brazilian" -- which offer a bit more coverage yet maintain a sensual appeal. This retro-inspired emerald-hued swimsuit features a halter bandeau wrap top and high-waisted boy-cut bottoms. For a bit more coverage, pair it with a floppy hat, crocheted coverup and metallic wedge sandals.

For questions about size combinations not listed, contact support@couturecandy.com.

Halter bandeau top size chart: S = A-B, M = B-C, L = C-D

Bottom size chart: S = 0-4, M = 4-8, L = 8-10

Fabric Content: 89 percent Polyamide, 11 percent Elastane

Hand wash in cold water.

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Fabric by Trina Turk Fabric for Schumacher

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Trina Turk's boutiques are located in places like Palm Springs, Los Angeles, New York and Dallas. Should you ever get the opportunity to visit a Trina Turk boutique, it's a visual treat. Light, bright, colorful and channeling the better designs of the mod late 1960s and early 1970s, Trina Turk features women's and men's clothing (Mr. Turk), vintage one-of-a-kind furnishings and accessories in lively, vibrant prints. Her line for Schumacher is Trina Turk Residential.

One such print just happens to come in an emerald-looking combination called Sea Grass. The Tangier Frame Print fabric was inspired by a vintage coat dress, which features bold chevron stripes. Reminiscent of an exotic, tropical batik print, the indoor / outdoor fabric would look even more marvelous if it was made into outdoor curtains (like for a gazebo), garden furniture upholstery or pillows.

FireCrystals Emerald Tempered Fire Glass

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Recycled glass pieces are currently a popular trend in outdoor fire pits and fireplaces. The colors can lend ambiance and are mesmerizing while sitting near an outdoor fire on a chilly evening. These recycled glass pieces are a smart way to replace wood and artificial logs -- they won't burn, melt or emit fumes of any kind.

Using FireCrystals, you'll avoid those nasty sharp edges, so you can handle them without the fear of slicing your fingers and ruining a nice evening. to use, place FireCrystals over a stainless steel burner, and create an unforgettable light show. These beautiful glass pieces come in a wide range of sizes, so you can choose the quantity that is right for you.

Just the facts:

  • Features high-quality emerald .25-inch pieces
  • Choice of quantity
  • No sharp edges makes it safe to use and handle
  • Remains damage-fade-proof
  • Perfect solution to replace wood and artificial logs
  • Tempered, recycled glass pieces
  • Suitable to use in vented, sturdy gas fire pits
  • Can also be used in fireplaces
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Glass Bird Bath

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Another emerald green accent piece for the garden is this exquisite glass bird bath and stand from Alpine. Birds will splash in modern, abstract artistic style as the dip into this 3-inch-deep glass bowl. It is supported by a curvy, four-legged wrought iron stand that is 27 inches tall. View it as modern art for your garden.
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