Turquoise Named Pantone Color of 2010

pantone-color-of-the-year-turquoise-2010According to Pantone, the world’s color authority, the color of 2010 is turquoise!  One of my personal favorites, turquoise draws from the calming effect of blue and lively, vibrant aspects of green.

“In many cultures, Turquoise occupies a very special position in the world of color,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “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. Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that Turquoise represents an escape to many – taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.”

So how can you wear turquoise this year?  Turquoise is a great accessory color, with purses, wallets, and jewelry in varying degrees of turquoise.  A common combination is brown and turquoise, like this clutch below.

Red Ruby Rose: Silk Lined Clutch Bag $75
Red Ruby Rose: Silk Lined Clutch Bag $75
blue bijou: Neesha turquoise and wood bracelet $36
blue bijou: Neesha turquoise and wood bracelet $36
A Different Drummer: My Sister's Secret Purse Organizer $18
A Different Drummer: My Sister's Secret Purse Organizer $18

Ironically, I seem to have already implemented the new turquoise Pantone color of 2010 subconsciously!  When making sour cream sugar cookies last night, this is the color of the frosting:

pantone-color-turqouise-cookies

And this is the new planner I picked up from Barnes and Noble today:

pantone-color-turquoise-plannerRather uncanny…

Are you excited about turquoise as Pantone’s color of 2010?  How do you plan to integrate the turquoise into your everyday ensemble?

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5 thoughts on “Turquoise Named Pantone Color of 2010

  1. I adore turquoise though I don't own nearly enough of it. I plan to find a super chic, summery top to add to my wardrobe and some fab jewelry to go with it!

  2. Thanks for your comment, Jill! It can definitely be daunting getting out of a fashion comfort zone. You can try incorporating turquoise into your wardrobe by a pair of turquoise earrings, a wallet, or scarf. These little touches will help you warm up to trying something new. Don't be afraid to try new things — I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Keep us posted!

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