Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald - What do the peas think?
Post ReplyPost New TopicPosted 12/7/2012 by paperpilekitten in General Scrappin'
1 2 >


PeaNut 118,945
December 2003
Posts: 3,102
Layouts: 135
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden

Posted: 12/7/2012 2:45:27 AM
Pantone announced the Color of the Year: Emerald. What's the verdict of the peas? Love it or hate it? I think it looks gorgeous.

Do you think that we will see a lot of emerald at CHA in January?

I have to add: I just realized that Emerald would look just wonderful together with some trendy gold.

/Margareta New resource on using what you have. Even if you are shopping for new stuff, you have to use it or get a bigger scrap room. ;D

Garden Girl

PeaNut 83,420
April 2003
Posts: 9,449
Layouts: 815
Loc: Hawaii

Posted: 12/7/2012 3:03:58 AM
I am all for it!

Going Up

PeaNut 44,256
August 2002
Posts: 1,234
Layouts: 13
Loc: Mooresville, NC

Posted: 12/7/2012 4:21:25 AM
Awesome! I love that emerald color!



PeaNut 541,890
February 2012
Posts: 693
Layouts: 38
Loc: Orange County, CA

Posted: 12/7/2012 4:22:01 AM
I strongly dislike green. So, not a fan.

Cupcake ipsum dolor sit.


PeaNut 497,330
January 2011
Posts: 1,701
Layouts: 0
Loc: Where the polar bears live

Posted: 12/7/2012 4:32:58 AM
I don't like green... At all.

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 250,388
February 2006
Posts: 6,715
Layouts: 0
Loc: Between MoTown and the Glass City

Posted: 12/7/2012 5:17:17 AM
I like it!


My blog

Creative Dreamer

PeaNut 82,675
April 2003
Posts: 10,667
Layouts: 12

Posted: 12/7/2012 5:25:14 AM
Green is one of my favorite colors, but this one isn't bright enough.

~ Betsy ~ {Formerly known as scrapn4keeps.}

Calorie Croppers Motto for 2013: "When you improve a little bit each day, eventually big things occur. Don't look for big, quick improvement. Instead, seek small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens -- and when it happens, it lasts." ~ John Wooden


PeaNut 438,305
September 2009
Posts: 1,266
Layouts: 505
Loc: CT

Posted: 12/7/2012 5:36:44 AM
I love it--I'm excited to see all the variations on it throughout the year.

Amy Heller
Visit My Blog

Product Designing For
Lily Bee Design

Designing For
October Afternoon

Uploaded with iPhone client


PeaNut 318,259
May 2007
Posts: 1,285
Layouts: 0
Loc: Florida

Posted: 12/7/2012 6:24:40 AM
The green is really pretty, but my color every year is some sort of shade of blue!!
Uploaded with iPhone client

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 395,153
October 2008
Posts: 10,506
Layouts: 139
Loc: Here

Posted: 12/7/2012 6:37:29 AM
I think it's pretty! Not sure if we'll see a lot of it at this CHA (if the few sneak peeks I've seen are any indication the answer is no), but I do like it.

Jeepers PEApers

PeaNut 54,155
October 2002
Posts: 2,577
Layouts: 446
Loc: River Ridge, Louisiana

Posted: 12/7/2012 7:02:50 AM
I like it enough, and will love it if I see it paired with that real blue that is in the linked photos!

My blog:
Paper Gumbo
Designing for:
Scraptastic Club
American Crafts


PeaNut 112,884
October 2003
Posts: 535
Layouts: 1
Loc: dreaming of Disney!

Posted: 12/7/2012 7:09:40 AM
LOVE IT!!! Green, to me, is the color of new life ~ thoughts like fresh, spring, clean...especially with the Emerald hue! I'm all for it!! I was contemplating repainting my bathroom on the main floor....I think I'll leave it now and just update the linens!

Professional Procrastinator

Canon XTi,17-55mm f/3.5-5.6IS,75-300mm f/4-5.6,85mm f/1.8, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, Canon 50mm f/1.8

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 31,617
March 2002
Posts: 9,893
Layouts: 59
Loc: southern new mexico

Posted: 12/7/2012 7:50:13 AM
I love green but this one is not my favorite...

Marilyn (now in New Mexico!!)
SCUBA diving and SCRAPPING Mom of two


PeaNut 418,406
April 2009
Posts: 2,381
Layouts: 59
Loc: Hiding from the dog

Posted: 12/7/2012 8:17:58 AM
Congratulations to my mom.... all that stuff she's been saving..... let's just say she's going to feel like a trend setting winner when she finds out.

Ugh. I doubt I will ever be able to talk her into parting with that stuff now.

Scrapbooking.... I like it. On my mom, ugh, I've spent the last 25 years trying to gently convince her it isn't the right color.

Proud owner of a Gazelle. Cricut free since St. Patrick's Day 2011.


PeaNut 389,275
August 2008
Posts: 924
Layouts: 50
Loc: I'm an Alberta girl!

Posted: 12/7/2012 8:21:05 AM
Love it!! But I'm a green lover. 4 rooms in my home are some shade of green

Uploaded with iPhone client


PeaNut 36,328
April 2002
Posts: 3,768
Layouts: 7
Loc: southern IN

Posted: 12/7/2012 8:32:03 AM
Very pretty - I love green, favorites are olive,sage,and neon/lime. Since we're Peas, we should like green! Thanks for showing us. Maria

Shih Tzu Mommy
Million dollar camera, 10 dollar lock!

PeaNut 224,352
September 2005
Posts: 23,838
Layouts: 0
Loc: Right here

Posted: 12/7/2012 8:32:49 AM
It has long been my favorite color and am excited to think it could be much more available in various items!

Dog people are a special breed!

Garden Girl

PeaNut 388,291
August 2008
Posts: 1,645
Layouts: 227
Loc: NJ

Posted: 12/7/2012 8:38:49 AM
I like it. I don't love it, but I like it well enough. I agree with Madeline, paired with a deep, true navy, it would look great!


PeaNut 226,382
October 2005
Posts: 1,562
Layouts: 39
Loc: New England

Posted: 12/7/2012 8:39:34 AM
I am not a fan of Emerald Green (not into any Jewel Tones really). I'm more of a pastels kind of girl - I'm loving Seafoam Green right now


PeaNut 204,709
May 2005
Posts: 2,780
Layouts: 0
Loc: Northern Illinois

Posted: 12/7/2012 8:48:27 AM
I like the color and I am looking for a blouse in that exact shade.


*****Today I will be happy as a bird with a frenchfry*****

In Focus
Wishing I was in Ireland

PeaNut 227,405
October 2005
Posts: 9,597
Layouts: 75
Loc: Minneapolis, MN

Posted: 12/7/2012 8:55:26 AM
Eh. It's alright. I don't love it; I don't hate it.


"All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke


PeaNut 532,851
December 2011
Posts: 328
Layouts: 0
Loc: az

Posted: 12/7/2012 9:16:40 AM
I just purchased an emerald top yesterday to wear Christmas day


PeaNut 570,639
October 2012
Posts: 2,603
Layouts: 0
Loc: pea formerly known as GIPfunny

Posted: 12/7/2012 9:21:48 AM
It reminds me of St. Patrick's Day and peacocks. I like the color.

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 302,969
March 2007
Posts: 5,235
Layouts: 1
Loc: participating in WWR and RAA

Posted: 12/7/2012 10:16:33 AM
I like it but don't love it. For me, it will depend on what it is paired with...a nice bright pink or lavender would be nice.

ITA w/Bonnie

Hey! Where's my theme music?!?


PeaNut 223,381
September 2005
Posts: 3,469
Layouts: 85
Loc: somewhere over the rainbow

Posted: 12/7/2012 10:30:11 AM
I like it!

Proud Mommy to my baby boy Riley!
My Blog
My Pinterest

My Scrapper Lady

PeaNut 488,109
November 2010
Posts: 270
Layouts: 0

Posted: 12/7/2012 11:08:51 AM
I'm not a strong lover of green either but, I do love jewel tones. I would want to see the actual emarald color in the product before I would consider a purchase. It be a little late for it to show up at CHA this year.

Guess What? Tiki Butt!

PeaNut 135,421
March 2004
Posts: 17,859
Layouts: 332
Loc: Orange County, California

Posted: 12/7/2012 11:34:24 AM
Gorgeous! Love the pics you posted on your blog, kitten. Did you see the Sephora emerald ad? Pretty pretty!


Read my blog Llama Tales

Uploaded with iPhone client


PeaNut 556,376
June 2012
Posts: 958
Layouts: 34
Loc: Bay Area University

Posted: 12/7/2012 12:53:19 PM
Gross. Emerald is my birthstone and I absolutely hate it. Ah, well.


PeaNut 123,540
January 2004
Posts: 3,175
Layouts: 0
Loc: San Jose, California

Posted: 12/7/2012 1:04:42 PM
I like green but not this one. It's too blue.

Old Dogs are Best!

PeaNut 92,987
June 2003
Posts: 23,538
Layouts: 367
Loc: With my dogs

Posted: 12/7/2012 1:15:57 PM
It's a year late, should have been for 2012, one hundred years of "girls in green." (Girl Scouting).

Need to look at what else is "in" for 2013.

Every MOM is a working mom!
"Retired" after 22 years of an Air Force Career

REMEMBER this Veterans Day

To quote Wayne Gretzky, "You miss 100% of the shots you never take."

Uploaded with iPhone client

Pea with a Pen

PeaNut 70,644
February 2003
Posts: 19,345
Layouts: 784
Loc: Southern California

Posted: 12/7/2012 1:31:08 PM
I am not sure. That is not a color I would use often, but I foresee that I'm going to see some nice papers with that color in it and depending what the other colors are, I might want to use those papers in projects during the spring and summer months.

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 51,697
October 2002
Posts: 6,021
Layouts: 9
Loc: Connecticut

Posted: 12/7/2012 1:55:13 PM
Does anyone else think it's kind of odd to have a "color of the year"?


PeaNut 72,225
February 2003
Posts: 2,642
Layouts: 0
Loc: Midwest

Posted: 12/7/2012 2:01:48 PM

Now that I'm here, I have nothing clever to say!

PeaNut 144,090
April 2004
Posts: 7,781
Layouts: 134
Loc: In the land of the Giant Trees

Posted: 12/7/2012 2:34:18 PM
I love most greens, but I am not in love with this one. I am not a "jewel tone" person.

I probably won't buy much in this color, there are so many other greens I like better.

Alwaysacraftygirl-my blog

"This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in it's place is something that you have left behind . . . let it be something good." author unknown
Uploaded with iPhone client


PeaNut 298,188
February 2007
Posts: 2,619
Layouts: 645

Posted: 12/7/2012 4:17:34 PM
I love it One of my favorite colors


PeaNut 12,690
March 2001
Posts: 1,842
Layouts: 0
Loc: Minnesota

Posted: 12/7/2012 5:20:01 PM
I love, love, love it. I'm tired of sage, lime, and other past trendy greens and ready to embrace EMERALD! Emerald is also my birthstone and I have some emerald jewelry...this is gonna work for me!

Love Letters Pea

PeaNut 65,852
January 2003
Posts: 29,326
Layouts: 385
Loc: Nashville, TN!

Posted: 12/7/2012 5:26:49 PM
Not a fan. For some reason, I have never liked Emerald, especially not at Christmas. For Christmas green, I prefer shades of apple.

And I hate gold.

Oh well. Not my year.


PeaNut 72,868
March 2003
Posts: 385
Layouts: 0
Loc: San Antonio, TX

Posted: 12/7/2012 6:47:55 PM
I think it is a beautiful color.


PeaNut 268,593
July 2006
Posts: 1,152
Layouts: 0
Loc: VA

Posted: 12/7/2012 7:10:22 PM
I love the color green so this is up my alley



PeaNut 553,290
May 2012
Posts: 1,273
Layouts: 0
Loc: NJ

Posted: 12/7/2012 7:13:41 PM
Green is and always has been my favorite color. But the shade of emerald is probably my least favorite!!

2012- layouts completed-77
cards made- 192
mini albums made- 1
calendars made- 2

2013- layouts completed-80
cards made- 197
mini albums made- 3
calendars made-2

2014- layouts completed-10
cards made-64

design girl

PeaNut 451,040
January 2010
Posts: 540
Layouts: 22
Loc: Idaho

Posted: 12/7/2012 9:38:07 PM
I love the emerald color as well and I think we will see richer tones like this trend throughout the year. Gold is already hot, and now the emerald. Jewel tones pair well with pastels which are also gaining popularity.

I also like how emerald pairs well with 2012 color of the year, Tangerine Tango.

There are several shades of green in the spring fashion colors that will look great with emerald too.

Of course we will have to wait until Feb. to see what the home interior trend colors will be. I can't wait!


2013 layout count: 58


PeaNut 323,845
June 2007
Posts: 684
Layouts: 3
Loc: north florida

Posted: 12/7/2012 9:39:22 PM
Green is my favorite color. Love it.


Uploaded with iPhone client


PeaNut 120,617
December 2003
Posts: 1,883
Layouts: 198
Loc: Oklahoma

Posted: 12/8/2012 12:37:04 AM
I like green but I love emerald green!

My blog: Paper Lust


PeaNut 118,945
December 2003
Posts: 3,102
Layouts: 135
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden

Posted: 12/8/2012 3:05:52 AM
So, a majority (including garden girls) is all for it but some hate it and others are on the fence. Probably as it should be.

I guess that we might be seeing some Emerald color on CHA in January, at least from the trendiest designers, but even more at CHA Summer. I remember this summer when Elizabeth Kartchner introduced a few gold accents in 5th & Frolic. I fell head over heels in love with gold, and I don't think I was the only one because four months later it's gold and glitter everywhere! lol!

/Margareta New resource on using what you have. Even if you are shopping for new stuff, you have to use it or get a bigger scrap room. ;D

Nicole in TX
The Peas did what we do and went insane over it

PeaNut 16,696
June 2001
Posts: 19,111
Layouts: 65
Loc: Not so obvious

Posted: 12/8/2012 5:12:36 AM
Very pretty! I like the other colors as well:

You Wanna Peas of Me?

PeaNut 413,587
February 2009
Posts: 5,960
Layouts: 51
Loc: Western NY

Posted: 12/8/2012 10:16:02 AM
I LOVE green, but not that shade.

Chocolate......who needs a reason?!

50 page freeze challenge:
Started Jan. 3, 2014
15 12 x 12 pages completed.

*Delphinium Twinkle*
I'm just a pea:)

PeaNut 163,613
August 2004
Posts: 78,283
Layouts: 236
Loc: *Sunny Southern California*

Posted: 12/8/2012 11:22:39 AM
Wow! I love this years colors. I was so tired of yellows and oranges

proud Fiskateer #269
{My Blog}
*My Scraproom*
Uploaded with iPhone client

Not so clever.

PeaNut 161,666
August 2004
Posts: 5,672
Layouts: 40
Loc: Chicago

Posted: 12/8/2012 12:35:27 PM
Love it! Always been a fan of emerald. Don't know if I'll be using it so much in my scrapbooking but I will be adding it to my wardrobe!



Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 395,153
October 2008
Posts: 10,506
Layouts: 139
Loc: Here

Posted: 12/8/2012 3:05:01 PM
I love that Monaco Blue in the image Nicole in TX posted!

Make a Wish

PeaNut 1,454
September 1999
Posts: 1,132
Layouts: 11
Loc: Red Sox Nation - GO SOX!!!

Posted: 12/8/2012 9:29:33 PM
I love it!
I must be very trendy as I just sided my home in a wonderful shade of deep green and I painted my front and back doors in tangerine orange, my favorite color. Looks wonderful too.
1 2 >
Post Reply . Post New TopicShow/Hide Icons . Show/Hide Signatures
{{ title }}
{{ icon }}
{{ body }}
{{ footer }}