Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Color Of The Year

    Every Year I feature Pantone's
Color Of The Year.
This year the color they have chosen
is Emerald Green.

Now Janice, why again are you telling us this?
This is not a prim color.

Well my friends, green is very much a prim color.
It a very rare much desired color.

This early pie safe is green.

In the 17th century,
only Merchants wore green.

In the 18th century,
green glass became fashionable.

Wood bowls, firkins and pantry boxes
were painted green.

Green became a color in stenciling.

Green is one of those colors that is very hard to find...
even for me...but very prim indeed!

Green Blessings to All!


  1. Love the green pie safe, great piece....... green is a very prim color....I have seen many antique pieces in green that I loved but were not my color, I am a blue, red gal......Blessings Francine.

  2. The pie safe is a great piece. I have never seen one in green before.

  3. I have a green sewing ,machine does that make it a prim? What is the criteria for something to be a prim?

  4. Morning Janice, Maybe you should have posted this sooner! {smile} I purchased a cute drawer unit a while back and it was painted green. Even though it is definitely not an antique or even old for that matter, I could not stand the color. Mr. P. just painted and primed it up for me . Brought it in over the weekend. Will post a pic. soon. Love the pie safe. I have a few old pieces of glassware that was handed down from my Mom that are green. Have a great day.

  5. I don't think I have anything in emerald green, though I wouldn't mind a nice ring! I like the pie safe, but I tend to gravitate more towards vintage green(some call it pea green or martha stewart green). I think My new color this year is Red, I'm bringing back into my kitchen.


  6. Love the green pie safe.I did not realize that green prims were so rare.Thanks for the info.Hugs,Jen

  7. How interesting Janice! I like the color green ok but really don't have anything in that color.I remember Grandma having the lighter green things in her kitchen. Love the pie safe!
    Be blessed,

  8. Hi Janice. Good to know. My livingroom trim is green and I love it.
    Love the pie safe :)

  9. :o)) I, for one, have always LOVED green! Unfortunately, as you say, it's rare to find in antiques and prims.... Great post! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin


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