[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.
[image via candysart's Etsy page]
This stackable turquoise ring by Maribelle Campa is great on its own or stacked with other rings.
[image via Maribelle Campa's Etsy page]
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.