Color of the Month, May 2014: Hemlock
See how Pantone's pastel green can renew your rooms, with inspiration from these 39 examples of it in use
To help us usher in warmer weather, we look to the color Hemlock, a summery pastel from Pantone's Spring 2014 Color Report. The world authority on color proclaims that this shade offers a new spin on the color green. Because it is similar to the shade of many types of foliage found in nature, it can be paired with any color in the spectrum. We love it as a bright accent to perk up a room, a soothing hue to cool off the mood, and more. Get inspired by these 39 lively examples.
In the form of glass tiles, Hemlock takes on an iridescent quality for a fresh-faced backsplash.
For a similar look, try: Horus Art tile in Broadway Pistachio, about $10 per square foot; buytile.com
A wall-hanging DIY drip-dry rack is spray-painted watery blue-green for a hit of color in an all-white laundry room.
Soft pastel walls and multiple mirrors help brighten up a small master bath with limited natural light.
Pale, minty-green walls call for darker accents to warm up the mood, such as the large-faced clock and the reclaimed-wood ceiling.
This cheery hue on an entry's walls helps to welcome visitors and family inside.
Icy, mint-green walls complement a collection of vintage Jadite, shown off in glass-front upper cabinets.
The furniture-like cabinets and fridge in this kitchen are painted a duo of complementary colors for a bright yet vintage feel.
For a similar look, try: Banana Pudding (yellow) and Sprite Twist (green), Pittsburgh Paints
A soft shade of green paint and durable paneling create a charming, cottage-style catchall entry.
Choosing vintage-style fixtures gives this master bath a been-there-forever look, but a breezy color on the walls keeps it feeling light and fresh.
Contrasting wall frames give dimension to a sparsely furnished sleep space.
To achieve a cohesive look in this serene cottage-style bath, the pine floorboards, baseboards, and wainscoting are painted a similar sage-green.
This high-functioning laundry room is decked out in vintage green paint to unify the custom cupboards below and the beadboard above.
A vintage wooden dresser ties together the classic theme of this bath but provides a neutralizing contrast to the abundance of white and minty green.
Playful shades straight out of a crayon box play in a sophisticated way against a white background.
Calluna No. 270 (wall), Churlish Green No. 251 (ceiling), Folly Green No. 76 (door), Farrow & Ball
A salvaged apothecary cabinet in a classic color adds charm—and savvy storage—to a small bathroom.
Cool green and a well-styled vignette make this breezeway feel more like a room than a transitional space.
Varied greens and secondhand finds give this bedroom chic salvage charm.
Seafoam green takes this bathroom from plain to period perfect.