05 January, 2010

Just Announced... Colour of the Year 2010

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Yep it's official just in from the colour headquarters of the world... Pantone, I have just received the newsletter that announces the 'official' colour of the year for 2010 is - 'Turquoise 15-5519'.
Here's a little blurb from the Pantone website for their take on what this colour will mean to us in our physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, cultural & economic - environments:

Pantone is pleased to announce PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, an inviting, luminous hue, as the Color of the Year for 2010. Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a comforting escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of well being.
In many cultures, Turquoise 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 to many people, Turquoise represents an escape, taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting – even if it is 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. With 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.

What do you think? Is this a hue that you'd like to see more of in your interiors, exteriors, fashion and general surroundings?

Images from Pantone

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