It may not come as a huge surprise, but this year’s hot new color has been released from Pantone and it is Turquoise. That yummy blue, yet green color that many of us have fallen in love with. Pantone’s official press release is online, so read all about it. Described by Pantone as:
“Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.”
I can definitely see why it was chosen, since our economy is in the toilet, this color surge will hopefully get us out of the doldrums, at least in the sense of bringing it home to live with us.
(from York Wallcoverings via Ventura County Star)
What do you think about Turquoise? Do you love it or hate it? I’ve had a little mini-crush on aqua/turquoise all last year as far as home goes, adding some pillows and old aqua shutters to my den, but don’t think I’ll incorporate a lot more of it in my decor. It’s great as an accent color though.
I don’t put a lot of stock in color trends, since we all realize that “they” want us to change out our decor and clothing every single year. Which is totally unrealistic and not going to happen. But, adding little bits of a new color can add some freshness to a room, as long as you really like that color.
I’ve always loved turquoise jewelry and bought this set a couple years ago.
I had to throw in a pic of the beach, since this color reminds me so much of being at one of our special places. There’s just nothing like a blue sky, sugar white sands, and that beautiful turquoise water of the Gulf Coast of Florida. Now that’s a turquoise you can love.
There’s a blog dedicated to all things turquoise by Erin, called House of Turquoise, so she is going to be in design color heaven this year. 🙂 I may have saved the above pic from her blog. There is a lot of eye candy over there if you love the color, so check it out too.
How about you, do you like this color and do you see yourself using it at your house this year?
Inspiration Alert: Check out this post by Jenny, at Little Green Notebook. She hand silver leafed a chest from Homegoods and WOW, is it gorgeous! Talk about inspiring. I saved it to my Tumblr file too. And check out her Christmas Eve at-home birth story. Precious!