Summer’s emerald colors have us green with envy
When the Pantone color institute named emerald the color of the year for 2013, we couldn’t help but feel a little lucky. After all, that meant we’d be seeing shades of green crop up everywhere — in fashion and home decor, and even graphic arts and flowers and plants.
The popularity of the color seems even more fitting now that it’s spring, with green grass and leaves ushering us into the warm-weather months. Forget Fifty Shades of Grey — we’re busy doting on 50 shades of green. Here are a few of the green items we’re coveting now. Feel free to turn a little green with envy — we won’t blame you one bit.
Shoes: Sole Society’s emerald “Ophelia” sandals, on sale for just $30, will add an emerald punch to any outfit. Just add your favorite LBD, a clutch and some simple jewelry and you’re dressed for any spring soiree. We found these gems at Nordstrom, where you can receive up to 6 percent Cash Back.
Plants: FTD’s Better Homes and Gardens Succulent Wreath, $108, makes a gorgeous gift (and, yes, it’s OK to gift it to yourself!), offering an artful display of succulents with a moss base. Best of all, it can live for years if you treat it right, and would look lovely inside or out in your garden. Even better, we’ve got deals including 10 percent off and a whopping 16 percent Cash Back here.
Jeans: Captain Kangaroo’s Mr. Green Jeans might have been envious of all the cool colored denim on the market today. We’re especially fond of this pastel shade of green Tommy Hilfiger jeans from Macy’s, on sale for $50. Plus, you can get up to 3 percent Cash Back and all kinds of Macy’s coupons here.
Home decor: Spruce up your house — and feel like you’re at the beach — with this emerald Aquatic Murano glass vase from Crate & Barrel, $100. Don’t forget to shop using coupons and taking advantage of up to 3 percent Cash Back.
Beauty: If ever there was a time to play with green eyeshadow, isn’t the year of emerald it? Make it easy by checking out the Sephora+Pantone Color of the Year collection, a six-piece that includes shadows, glitter dust, eyeliner, lid stain, mascara and more, $68, at Sephora. (Head here to find out how to get up to 4 percent Cash Back before you buy.)
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