Turquoise was (is) the color trend for 2010. Although I tend towards neutrals (with the exception of my favorite – red) and in spite of the fact that the year is winding down, I wouldn’t mind seeing this bold color, and its psychological attributes, follow us into 2011.
In many cultures, Turquoise occupies a very special position in the world of color,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “It is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky. Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that Turquoise represents an escape to many – taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.
See what I mean? Who couldn’t use a bit of that?
Let’s take a look at how some designers bring in turquoise with all pistons firing…
This chandelier is just one accent piece – but WOW!
As for me, I love these rooms for inspiration, but I’m a little less bold. Here’s how I might use turquoise in smaller, more quiet ways.
I think wearing turquoise counts too. Okay, these would really hurt my feet…but I want them.
Oh, and just for fun, here’s a picture of me senior year in high-school. Notice the fashion forward color choice of my champion sweatshirt (that’s what I wore for senior pictures? Oh dear…cringe….groan….)
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!