Consider malachite accessories. "Malachite is emerald at its best, so take your inspiration from there. Malachite boxes, printed fabrics like Tony Duquette's for Jim Thompson, bedecked plates and table lamps are all fab," Griffin says.
Some colors pair well with emerald, and can give a visual pop to a room. Griffin likes yellow and brown, "like a sun-dappled forest." As preppy go-withs, try raspberry, peacock, Prussian blue, pale rhubarb and turquoise.
And Kling notes that emerald pairs well with other greens: "In contrast to any other color family, the human eye perceives that no two greens clash. This is because we're accustomed to seeing every variant of green coexisting harmoniously in nature."
Where shouldn't you use the hue?
"Avoid upholstering a long-term piece like a sofa in emerald -- I promise the visual thrill will be gone in a matter of months," Griffin says.
At Wayfair, you'll find Joy Carpet's 3D graphic Highrise rug in a great emerald. Glass drawer knobs and pulls might be a fun way to introduce this green too. (www.wayfair.com)
Launching in February, JC Penney created a bedding and bath collection in partnership with Pantone; there are several pieces in emerald, trimmed with white or cream. (www.jcp.com)
At Lamps Plus, find Arteriors Home's Roma emerald cased glass and Greens Circle Rings Ovo table lamps, as well as the smart Kite pillow in an emerald ikat print. (www.lampsplus.com)
At Homegoods, there are some striking emerald wine glasses priced quite a bit less than Baccarat, and a good selection of emerald throw pillows and picture frames as well. (www.homegoods.com)
Emerald is considered the stone of Venus, and there may be a little luck of the leprechaun at work too -- more reasons to give it a try.