Monday, February 1, 2010

The Pantone Colour of 2010: Turquoise

With the stressful year that 2009 had given us, Pantone Inc. forcasts an appropriate colour that may reflect the ease of mind and tranquility that we all seek for 2010 - turquoise!

“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.”

Turquoise is a colour that is universally flattering, and could be considered the 'new black': adding a punch of colour to browns, pinks, yellows and deep blues, "translating easily from fashion to interior design," Eiseman says.

Take a look at some of these Etsy finds that celebrate the multi-faceted turquoise spirit!

If Love Is An Ocean,

Seafoam Veil, 

Blown Bright Multi-Colour Fluted Glass Vase, 


Flower Turquoise Bangle, 

Toasty Teapot, 

Reaching New Heights (limited edition print),

Turquoise Multi Circle Earrings, 

French Rose Pillow in Light Grey and Turquoise Linen, 

Bandeau de Bourdeaux French-Inspired Headband in Dusk, 

Read the full press release from Pantone Inc. by clicking here!

1 comment:

Mikiye Creations said...

One of my favorite colors!!!! favorite t-shirt from Target is this color!
Great selection of items you shared!!!!

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