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Color of the Year 2010

Today I found myself wondering how I missed what fashion trendsetters deemed the hot color for spring. But in my quest for that answer I found something even more interesting: The Color of the Year for 2010, according to the Pantone Color Institute. Are you ready? Drum roll please…

“In many cultures, Turquoise occupies a very special position in the world of color,” explains Pantone’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman. “It is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky.”

Lonely Planet Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Eiseman elaborates, “Whether envisioned as a tranquil ocean surrounding a tropical island or a protective stone warding off evil spirits, Turquoise is a color that most people respond to positively.

Nina Fuller "Boat in Negril" zatista.com

It is universally flattering, has appeal for men and women, and translates easily to fashion and interiors.

Homes & Gardens March 2008

Homes & Gardens March 2008

With both warm and cool undertones, Turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum.

Andrew Logan vogue.com

Turquoise adds a splash of excitement to neutrals and browns,


complements reds and pinks,

thecraftpantry etsy.com

creates a classic maritime look with deep blues, livens up all other greens,

houseofturquoise.com Noemi's Hungarian Home

and is especially trend-setting with yellow-greens.”


And it’s true, I’m seeing turquoise everywhere this year – in fashion, jewelry, magazine spreads, and more.

Jonathan Adler Mrs. Godfrey Chair

I love it, do you? If you do, make a statement with Turquoise in your home this year.

John Aquilino "Turquoise Sky" zatista.com

Whether your style is elegant or casual, Turquoise will always be a versatile accent color to include in your furniture, decor, or fine art collections.

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