Pantone the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announced PANTONE® 15-5519 Turquoise
, an inviting, luminous hue, as the color of the year for 2010. I am very excited about seeing more of this very diverse color.
Pantone says that turquoise is a color that most people respond to positively, having appeal for both men and women
, and which translates easily into interior design, as well as fashion.
With both warm and cool
undertones, it goes well with many other colors, adding bit of drama to neutrals, complementing reds, corrals, and pinks. One of my favorite combinations is turquoise and corral/orange.
"In many cultures, turquoise occupies a very special position in the world of colour," according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "It is believed to be a protective talisman, a colour of deep compassion
and healing, and a colour 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.”