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Everything’s Coming Up ‘Emerald’ in 2013 Outdoor Furniture


It’s lively. It’s radiant. It’s lush. It’s Emerald, Pantone’s color of the year for 2013.

You’re going to see Emerald everywhere – on fashion runways (should you haunt such venues), in jewelry, footwear, bedding, bath towels, accessories, paint, appliances, stemware, and of course, outdoor furnishings.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, believes Emerald enhances our sense of well-being and promotes balance and harmony. “The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” Eiseman said.

“Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world. This powerful and universally-appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”

At Rich’s, we’re seeing an upsurge of patio furniture special orders in Emerald and other eye-popping colors, such as Monaco Blue (PANTONE 19-3964), pictured at right.

These fun, yet soothing colors make terrific accents as fabric cushions for chairs, sofas, and swivel rockers, deck umbrellas, accent pillows, and throws.

Here are some shots of displays you'll find on the floor of our Lynnwood showroom:


Tropitone 36" obsidian banchetto table with swivel recliner/rockers.

Tropitone table, patio umbrella, swivel rockers, and accent pillows.

Tropitone Ravello curved sofa with 16" square toss pillows.

Here’s the full lineup of this season’s Pantone color palette:
Row 1:
PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald
PANTONE 14-6011 Grayed Jade
Row 2:
PANTONE 16-4120 Dusk Blue
PANTONE 14-0446 Tender Shoot
Row 3:
PANTONE 13-0756 Lemon Zest
PANTONE 16-3520 African Violet
Row 4:
PANTONE 12-1008 Linen
PANTONE 19-3964 Monaco Blue
Row 5:
PANTONE 17-1664 Poppy Red
PANTONE 16-1360 Nectarine

Stop by any of Rich’s five Puget Sound showrooms in Bellevue, Lynnwood, Southcenter, Tacoma, or Silverdale and we’ll give you a guided tour of outdoor furnishings that show off this year’s colors. We also have lots of catalogs from which you can special order whatever strikes your fancy.

Our Tropitone Special Order Sale is going on throughout April!

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