A new year always means new fashion and a new collection of colors comes to into focus. Pantone, which tracks colors in the fashion and home-décor industries, has named turquoise the color of 2010. Pantone’s executive director said it was the obvious choice because it’s soothing and makes people think of being on vacation, which we all need after the tough year of 2009. The shade is on the cusp of blue and green, which makes it both inviting and serene – characteristics associated with blues – and invigorating and luminous, which comes from green, she says.
Interior designer Charlotte Moss says she turns to turquoise to liven up a look that otherwise seems stilted or conservative – and it pairs nicely with a wide range of colors more typical to home decor: gray, navy, black and white. “We’re looking for things that are that are flexible and more universal, and that is turquoise,” she says.
Pantone’s color for 2009 was mimosa yellow, intended to carry a hopeful, optimistic message. The public is shifting gears as the economy shows some improvement: They are ready to fantasize a bit about the beach resort. How can you make turquoise work for you? In cooler months it pairs with black and navy, and in the spring and summer it can be worn with white or coral.
Here are some ideas of how to incorporate turq1uoise right away:
First off, get a pair of these before they’re gone. These flats are perfect for spring and they are just $12.99 at Target! Find them here.
These gorgeous turquoise beads are at a fabulous price at Kohls. Wear these to dress up your neutrals. Click here to buy.
This bag is great buy for the money.
Have you checked out Lands End’s new Canvas line? It has a very J. Crew feel.
How will you add a splash of turquoise into your spring wardrobe or home this year? We’d love to hear from you!
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