Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2010 Predictions: Color of the Year

[image via Pantone]

Pantone announced that turquoise will be the color of 2010.

According to Pantone:
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.
After a year of scandals and economic downturns, we need a color that will help us escape our worries. The color is pale enough to be calming and soothing but bright and cheery enough to lift our hearts.

It's a fun color, and we're excited to see the color pop up in unexpected ways this year.

The color is, of course, based on the gem.

[image via Wikipedia]

As a gemstone, we usually see it in Southwest jewelry, so we're hoping 2010 is the year that turquoise makes the leap to non-regional looks.

This handcrafted turquoise ring we found on Etsy, for instance, is simply adorable.

This stackable turquoise ring by Maribelle Campa is great on its own or stacked with other rings.

Which reminds me... Sarah Perlis has a beautiful turquoise ring that would be worth blowing some Christmas money on.

[image via Sarah Perlis]

What do you think of Pantone's pick?

Where would you like to see turquoise? Send us links to any good examples of turquoise you see.

1 comment:

MaribelleCampa said...

Greetings from the Caribbean!! Definetely, turquoise is the color!! Vibrant, energizing, colorful. Exactly what we need to start 2010!