Friday, December 18, 2009

The Colour of the Year for 2010

Pantone, the global authority on colour, has announced Pantone 15-5519 Turquoise as the colour of the year for 2010. 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 well-being. (Just what we need today - the temperature is minus 14!)

Whether envisioned as a tranquil ocean surrounding a tropical island or a protective stone warding off evil spirits, Turquoise is a colour that most people respond to positively according to the Pantone Color Institute. 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 colour 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.

Maybe we should be looking through our stash to find the turquoise fabrics for our 2010 quilts?

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