Monday, January 4, 2010

Pantone Unveils Color of the Year

The design industry's self-identified "color authority" recently unveiled 2010's esteemed color of the year: turquoise. It's a color that "transports us to an exciting, tropical paradise while offering a sense of protection and healing in stressful times," according to Pantone.

Promise of an escape from the snowy tundra in favor of a "tropical paradise" is enough to convince me to opt for ocean hues - even if they're not Pantone's official 2010 color of 15-5519 turquoise.

(pictured clockwise, starting from upper left)

J.Crew, Silk Taffeta Bow Monde Dress, $225
Milly, Paisley-Embroidered Silk Blouse, $325
Ben-Amun, Multi Stones Drop Turquoise Earrings, $95
Temperley London, Mini Agnelli Studded Dress, $1,195
Joan & David, Demille Pump, $220
DV by Dolce Vita, Cairo Flat, $80
Bounkit Jewelry, Oval Turquoise Button Earrings, $275
Kara Ross, Stingray Bracelet, $310
Missoni, Acqua Eau de Toilette Spray, starting at $60


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  2. I am so in love with this color! love all the pieces, great picks (especially those shoes!)

  3. well i hope to see loads of turquoise this year- i love that color! i really like the set of earrings in your collection. ~joelle

  4. it's perfectly cool and fresh for spring. : ) xo

  5. You totally read my mind....I was going to post this later on in the week...gorgeous. The Ben Amun earrings.....sigh....

  6. I love love your picks!! Seriously, I would rock every single one (and that is rare for me...)
    I also have spent the last few hours researching honeymoon destinations in the caribbean so this palette just added to my excitement!

  7. I never thought of myself as a turquoise person........but my studio is getting painted next week in this delicious and uplifting colour. I hope I am right!

  8. Turquoise? About 0.001% of people look good in turquoise. I am not one of them.

  9. I am a long time lover of turquoise, glad it's getting it's moment in the sun!

    I adore those pumps, I'll be on the lookout for the $50 versions ;)

  10. I'm absolutely in love with this color - it reminds me of Tiffany's! Unfortunately I own nothing of this shade - must change that ASAP!! :)

  11. Love Pantone and it'd array of colors. Despite the specific color #, it can also be varied by tones and saturations. I LOVE the color and agree it might be helpful in this year 2010 - it should be calming and soothing, and a bit of Tiffany blue never hurt anyone!

  12. The Joan & David pump is very pretty. Turquoise is such a great color. Thanks to my pack rat nature, I'll be able to go back through my "archives" from 3 or 4 yrs ago (turquoise was a color of the moment then too) and pilfer some things from there.


  13. Love this color, reminds me of the simplicity of a turquoise necklace making a statement as the one on Eva Mendes at last years Golden Globes. Thank you for the lovely share.


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