As 2009 draws to a close, it’s time to look ahead to 2010 with great anticipation. Pantone has recently announced it’s 2010 Color of the Year! In the design world, color is everything so it’s always exciting to see the predictions!
Turquoise transports us to an exciting, tropical paradise while offering a sense of protection and healing in stressful times.
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.
Following trends is important, but being trendy is not always the goal for interiors. If your basic pieces are from a neutral color palette, it allows greater flexibility to add a punch of color in smaller, more flexible items that can easily be replaced. I love the collection of turquoise glass in this foyer
Add a punch of turquoise on your front door for instant drama!
Or make a statement with a turquoise wall tile in a calming white bath.
Add a splash of color in a children’s playroom.
As you plan your celebrations for New Year’s Eve 2010….consider a tablescape in turquoise.
And, when you need a little pick-me-up this winter, dream of the beautiful turquoise waters of your favorite tropical island.
Wishing you a new year filled with health, happiness and prosperity….and the time to enjoy it!
Images from: Southern Accents, Southern Living, Veranda
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