Trend is necessary. The risk of an avant garde pillow adorning our tired yet classic living room sofa, can be …thrilling. But seriously, the emerald green trend leaves me dazed and confused in the field of poppies. Green is a tricky color. The cast and weight shift oh-so-slightly from season to season. Comparable to a skirt above the knee to just below, green can waiver from fresh and lively to down right putrid. Serene sage, found in at least one room in most middle American homes, acts as a neutral, layering successfully with rose, butter, linen, and cream. In the world of greens, you can’t go safer than sage (thyme, meadow). A lighter sour spring can start as lemon grass and quickly fall into mashed peas. A deep hunter can slide to a not-so-appetizing drab olive. As daringly displayed at spring 2013 furniture market, green can go bold and true (and far to blue) emerald, and send the monkeys flying.
Creating a green fabric requires great pause. Trendy or traditional, it is a challenge. Sometimes it is easier to avoid the palette all together. However, green when hit correctly can sing and coordinate beautifully with so many of your furnishings.
Consider Roth & Tompkins Cobblestone Leaf (a), a top 50 best selling matelasse. Not too sour, not too clean, just right.
Our new Hanover Honeydew (b) is a textured diamond. Softly sour yet balanced with a cream fill. It’s colorful and decorative for today’s clean looks.
Our classic Frazier Thyme (c) is also a Roth and Tompkins top 50. Our twill frame creates a luxurious pairing for your “safe sage” sofa.
Trends can stay strong or fall by the wayside. Thankfully, emerald will never be the classic portrayed in The Emerald City’s dress code. In terms of investment, use sage and thyme in a big neutral sofa way and leaf and spring for accent pillow pop and trim appeal.
For fabric specifications, other color ways, and coordinates click on the links in red.