But what makes a white wintery, exactly? Mostly, it’s what’s missing—a starkness, a harsh brilliance. A winter white has warm undertones (yellow, gray, pink) so it’s not a pure color at all. In fact, it’s off-white. Designers have taken to calling it parchment, ecru, ivory, linen, cream, and well … you get the idea. [...]
If you need a pop of color in your home, emerald green is the perfect choice. While many believe the precious gemstone for which the color is named has healing properties, this much we know for sure: Emerald is rich and radiant, and it has the power to lift spirits in any room. Bonus: It pretty much goes with anything. [...]