Wow - seems like I was just checking out the 2009 color of the year. Pantone, the color guru of the design industry, has named "turquoise" as the 2010 Color of the Year
. Great choice!
From the Pantone web site, "Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a comforting escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing."
In the right setting, turquoise is wonderful and provides a great connection to the outdoors. Turquoise glass or ceramic tile, table linens, pillows, and furniture can yield a fresh and stylish look. Turquoise trim on a sisal rug or turquoise paint on a vintage side table or footstool can add a pop of fun and upbeat color.
Last year's color was "Mimosa," a bright and cheery yellow that projected optimism and happiness. Pantone's "Color of the Year" originated in 2007. Rather than lock in on these colors as complete room colors or as imperatives for a successful interior, many designers tend to use such "Color of the Year" colors as accents in fabrics or accessories.