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2013 Colors of the Year

Get ideas for using lemon sorbet and emerald in your garden

Each year Benjamin Moore and Pantone select a Color of the Year. For 2013, Benjamin Moore selected lemon sorbet, describing it as uplifting without being overpowering, while Pantone selected emerald describing it as lively, radiant and lush. Both of these colors can be used as part of an outdoor design. Check out the collages below to get ideas for using lemon sorbet and emerald in your landscape.

Ideas for Using Lemon Sorbet:

  • Paint your home’s stucco or siding
  • Refresh your old patio furniture
  • Select outdoor cushions in a similar color
  • Hang soft yellow shade sails over your patio
  • Grow plants or trees with yellow flowers
  • Select a paving stone with subtle yellow tones

Ideas for Using Emerald:

  • Grow bands of turf throughout your paving
  • Paint a garden bench
  • Use emerald mosaic tile on a fountain
  • Paint you pergola
  • Update a metal dining set
  • Plant colorful succulents
  • Change the water color of your pool
  • Grow a lush groundcover
  • Get more ideas on our Emerald Pinterest page
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