According 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.
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:
And this is the new planner I picked up from Barnes and Noble today:
Are you excited about turquoise as Pantone’s color of 2010? How do you plan to integrate the turquoise into your everyday ensemble?