Each year Pantone, the leading color authority group, declares their pick for color of the year. The 2013 color of the year is Emerald Green Pantone 17-5641. You may have already noticed this color showing up in home decor, furniture and fashion. The rich, natural elegance of emerald green mixes well with a variety of colors including navy blue, neutrals, deep yellows and other saturated hues. Have you added touches of emerald green throughout your home recently? Here are a few knockout knockoffs to achieve a designer look for a fraction of the cost.

Do you want to make a big Emerald statement? The W Lounge Chair and Ottoman from Modern Man Caves features a sleek, modern design with luxurious upholstery and smooth stainless steel frame. It retails for $1,650. Snag the same chair from Comfort Market for only $742.50.

Savings: $907.50 (55%)



Use the Tech Lighting Firebird 5 Inch Mini Pendant in Parrot Green to add color over your sink or kitchen island. It is made from patterned Murano glass, which gives it an elegant, art-glass look. Each pendant costs $373.90 from Lamps Plus. Bellacor offers a similar Z-Lite Green Glass Mini Pendant with emerald green art-glass shade and brushed-nickel hardware for just $90.

Savings: $283.90 (76%)



Jazz up your couch, favorite chair or bed with this vibrant, Green and Natural Zebra Pillow from Jonathan Adler. It is hand loomed and has a feather/down insert. Each pillow costs $115. Save some green with Bellacor, which offers a larger Green Zebra Stripes Needlepoint Pillow for just $55.21.

Savings: $59.79 (52%)

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3 thoughts on “Knockout Knockoffs: 2013 Color of the Year”

OMG I had this save for 20 years in the 80’s . NOT AGAIN


Hmmmm…. I do like green, but $742.50 chair, a $55.21 zebra pillow? Looks like it’s a trip to the clearance section of IKEA for me “to achieve a designer look for a fraction of the cost.” Maybe KCL should have a brag section for people who can find items or decorate a designer room with truly inexpensive finds, just a thought.


Trust me…you can do without Emerald Green…Who wants their home to look like the Land of Oz?! :)