Trend in Lighting: Emerald and Gloss
Bright white is becoming a popular finish this year – its clean simplistic look fits into any décor. Both classic and modern fixtures have a delicate elegance when lacquered in a modern glossy white. They can feel avant-garde in an edgy downtown loft with pieces like Corbett’s Spellbound collection and chic in a vintage country cottage with fixtures like the Murray Feiss Chateau Blanc collection. White goes with every palette; it can add a clean and vivid element to brighten a dark space or soften loud colors and textures. White can stand alone but becomes charmingly crisp when paired with any other color.
Edgy and vibrant colors like this year’s Pantone color of the year, Emerald give off a particularly fresh look seen in the Sonneman Lightweights table lamp and the Elk Lighting Mulinello pendant. According to pantone.com, the Emerald 17-5641 color was chosen because of the energy and luminous vitality – “..Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, is the Color of the Year for 2013. Both sophisticated and energized Emerald is the “IT” color for both fashion and home décor. Its association with precious gemstones gives the perception of sophistication and luxury to anything it is applied. Green is also the color of growth, clarity and prosperity. Emerald represents beauty and new life in many cultures. It conveys energy and heritage when incorporated into both fashion and home décor.”