pantone announces turquoise as its color of the year for 2010



Last week, Pantone announced that it selected turquoise as the color of the year for 2010. The shade of turquoise selected combines the serene quality of blue with the invigorating 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.

Turquoise is a fantastic color to use in your interior color scheme:



  • It’s universally flattering

  • Adds excitement to neutrals and browns

  • Complements reds and pinks

  • Creates a classic nautical or maritime look when combined with deep blues

  • Livens up other greens in a color scheme


As you can see in the photos below, you can bring turquoise into your rooms in as small, or large, a dose as you want and the color will still have impact!

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