Deck the halls with emerald – because we love it. It felt appropriate to introduce this shade during the holiday season, because chances are you’ll be seeing it everywhere – so much so that you won’t even notice. During this time of year it tends to be a foundation for almost all decor and marketing – from the rich emerald tones of your Christmas tree to simple statement green colours in your wrapping paper. But why?
It turns out that the use of emerald colours to signify the holidays dates back pre-christmas, to the Romans, who decorated during long winters with plants such as Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe. Dark green colours and foliage were used to represent optimism, positive energy and hope, and in doing so they helped remind people that spring would come and that winter wouldn’t last forever. As the tradition of Christmas grew across the Northern Hemisphere, these green and emerald tones were integrated into every element of the holidays as we know them, even in places without cold weather or dark evergreen plants.
As a wardrobe addition, we think that emerald green is a great statement colour for your holiday attire – a rich tone that can be perfectly accessorised with fresh whites and cosy greys, and paired with statement accessories for a look that pops. And although some shy away from wearing emerald with red, let’s be honest, it’s the perfect homage to the silly season. Pair that with those ridiculous reindeer earrings your aunt got you and you’re bound to have a good time. Cheers!
Explore our silk collection in emerald and other hues here.
fabrics / by Grana / 12.20.15