Tuesday, January 19, 2010

And the 2010 Pantone Color of the Year Is...

TURQUOISE! The Pantone Institute has crowned this inviting hue the color of 2010 because it "transports us to an exciting, tropical paradise while offering a sense of protection and healing in stressful times."

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.

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.

Come by the store to view all the beautiful ways to incorporate Turquoise into your home.
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