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.”
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.
It is universally flattering, has appeal for men and women, and translates easily to fashion and interiors.
With both warm and cool undertones, Turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum.
Turquoise adds a splash of excitement to neutrals and browns,
complements reds and pinks,
creates a classic maritime look with deep blues, livens up all other greens,
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.
I love it, do you? If you do, make a statement with Turquoise in your home this year.
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.