When global color authority Pantone released its 2015 home + interiors forecast, one of the colors featured was a warm and toasty color of citrine and yellow topaz, the sun-loving birthstones for the month of November.
Citrine accessories image via House Beautiful
The luminous Pantone shade Bamboo and its Urban Jungle palette provide an interesting visual snapshot of the way many of us have tried to bring some untamed nature inside. “This palette transforms rustic chaos into something ‘civilized’ and sylvan, speaking more of big city living than that of a wild terrain,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Contours are smoother and colors a combination of both typical and atypical jungle hues.” Indeed gemstone-inspired yellow qualifies as atypical, but then such is life today.
Urban Jungle color palette by Pantone View
Here are some fun ideas for bringing the warmth of gemstone glamour home:
ON YOUR WALLS
Benjamin Moore’s Citrine (AF-370) is part of their new Affinity Color collection of more than 140 hues designed with home harmony in mind. How lovely and zen it looks with touches of deep dark brown and creamy white. Alternatively, their shade Yellow Topaz (CSP-945) is really pretty similar, if a touch sunnier.
Image via Kathleen Walsh Interiors, featuring Benjamin Moore Citrine
As an accent against white with hits of black, citrine really is a gem! For fun, you could try one of these yellow topaz throw pillows featuring a print of the actual gemstone.
Image via houzz.com
With a elegant charcoal color scheme, yellow topaz makes such a sophisticated statement. These Vistosi Damasco SP pendants were hand-blown by Italian artisans and designed by Barbara Maggiolo who is widely admired for her technical mastery of glass, creative flair and passion for good design.
Image via ociohogar.com
TIS THE SEASON
Euphorbia myrsinites is a sculptural beauty with a dense and cascading spiral of grayish/bluish leaves and gorgeous, citrine-colored flowers which show their pretty faces come early spring. What we love best is that they thrive in “low-water” settings…which is how we delicately describe our non-green thumb. There are over 2,000 plants in the Euphorbia family – named for the Greek physician Euphorbus – but the most famous member of the clan is undoubtedly the holiday season’s cheery poinsettia.
Image via Matthew Graham Photo
Whether your bar needs cooler stools or your counter definitely does, these eye-catching ones from Serena & Lily are also eco, which makes them that much cooler. Artisans in Indonesia shape and finish reclaimed teak branches by hand, being careful to leave all the lovely natural “imperfections” that make raw wood so wonderful. The legs are then dipped into a glossy citrine. The result is rustic but edgy/modern. And the handcrafted nature of each stool means that no two are exactly alike.
Image via Serena & Lily
We look forward to how you style with these sunny stones. Let us know on Instagram with #Isharya.