Color of the Year: Turquoise

turquoise is Pantone color of the year for 2010

Pantone just announced the color of the year for 2010: PMS 15-5519 Turquoise, an inviting, luminous hue.
Color of the Year for 2010: PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise
Here is what Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute® has to say about this year’s color of the year:

In many cultures, Turquoise occupies a very special position in the world of color.  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.

Whether envisioned as a tranquil ocean surrounding a tropical island or a protective stone warding off evil spirits, Turquoise is a color that most people respond to positively. It is universally flattering, has appeal for men and women, and translates easily to fashion and interiors.
Color of the Year for 2010: PANTONE 15-5519 TurquoiseWith both warm and cool undertones, Turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum. Turquoise adds a splash of excitement to neutrals and browns, complements reds and pinks, creates a classic maritime look with deep blues, livens up all other greens, and is especially trend-setting with yellow-greens.

Color of the Year for 2010: PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise
In fashion, Turquoise makes a statement that can look elegant and dressy in fine silk and gemstones, or casual and fun in cotton and athletic apparel. Because of its versatility, Turquoise is a great accent color in jewelry, purses, shoes, hair accessories and even nail polish for women, and ties, shirts and sportswear for men.

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