Well, have you heard yet that Emerald Green is the Color of the year for 2013?

It’s a pretty bold color with lots of vitality so you can go for it all the way or with little accents.

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1.  The beautiful green walls in this bathroom are nicely balanced with lots of white and a little dark wood at the cabinetry so the room doesn’t feel too dark.  It’s actually a very happy and airy room.  Via

bellemaison23.com_-_emerald-resized-6002.  This emerald green runner works so well with the black and white all around it.  It’s not  sleepy now!  Via

dark_green_4-resized-6003.  Here is an example of how well Emerald green looks with white in a kitchen.  When you use paint for your color splash remember that you can always paint it another color at a later date if you get tired of it and as fashion colors change!  Via

green_kitchen-resized-6004.  If you really love emeralds and the pure color of emerald green you could design an all green kitchen like this tiny one from House Beautiful.  The walls and even the window shade are the exact same shade of green.

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5.  This kitchen is toned down from the last one but still gets the point across.  They’ve accented with white and black again for a crisp clean look.  source unknown

emerald_bathroom_-_splenderosa_-facebook-resized-6006. Where you wondering if you could use emerald green in a more traditional bathroom?  Well wonder no more – This bathroom is quite attractive in green and white.  I like that they used carerra marble on the counters too for a classical touch.  Via Splenderosa on Facebook

hometalk.com_-green_bath-resized-6007.  This gorgeous contemporary emerald green and white bathroom leaves not doubt that  green walls work for any style bathroom.  Via

painted_stripe_headboard-resized-6008.  You don’t have to paint the whole wall emerald green to get some punch.  This clever room accomplished two things with one simple solution. By painting a bold green stripe for a headboard they kept it simple but also infused a bit of fun into the room.  Souce unknown

green_shades9.  If you aren’t brave enough to use such a large amount of green in your home why not just use it in the accent pieces like pillows, lamps, vases, etc.  Source unknown.

shopten25.com_-_24x24_$270_ltd_edition_on_paper-resized-60010.  If you have some room on a wall you could get this gorgeous limited edition artwork )or something else similar) for a punch of emerald.  It’s 24×24 and sells for $270.  Via

Go ahead and create you own little jewel by using the gorgeous green the jewel is named for – Emerald!