Every year, Pantone picks a color of the year. This year they’ve given their nod of approval to Emerald. That has to put a smile on every gardener’s face.
Green is a color belonging to all the earth signs, but especially to Taurus. Shades from grass and pine to medium and dark forest green have a nurturing, healing and pacifying effect. (Don’t forget that the emerald is the birthstone of Taurus and the month of May.)
Every gardener knows about the healing effects of green. Spending just a few minutes a day in our gardens ~ even on a dreary winter day ~ can give us a refreshed spirit and clear insight.
Pantone has also included two other greens in their 2013 palette ~ Tender Shoots and Grayed Jade. What gardener could resist a name like Tender Shoots?
Did you know that greens don’t clash? It’s just one of the many reasons that we find nature so restful.
We can benefit from restful, soothing green indoors, too. We can add green to our color scheme by making it a part of everything from wall color to knick knacks, but there’s really no better way to add it than with air-purifying plants.
- Peace lily
- Golden pothos
- English ivy
- Mother-in-law’s tongue
- Bamboo palm
- Red-edge dracaena
- Spider plant