There is Still Time for Turquoise!

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…

Rob Southern - House Beautiful
Amy Neunsinger - House Beautiful

This chandelier is just one accent piece – but WOW!

Meg Adams via Atlanta Homes Magazine
Elle Decor

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.

via Life in the Fun Lane

via Bear Hill Interiors
Meg Adams via Atlanta Homes Magazine

I think wearing turquoise counts too. Okay, these would really hurt my feet…but I want them.

Polyvore - Marc Jacobs Fisherman sandal

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….)

such a natural looking pose...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

6 thoughts on “There is Still Time for Turquoise!

  1. You were always so fashion forward! I was the one who always wanted a champion sweatshirt and my parents would never get me one! I love the accent pieces in turquoise. Emily has a friend who wants to paint her room in turquoise. I let you know how it comes out. Have fun in DC for Thanksgiving. xoxo Sarah

  2. Dear Malissa,
    My wife and I live in Paris and just discovered your website. It is inspired and inspiring. My wife has a serious cluttering problem and I think our marriage may not last unless we trash half of our detritus. Could you make a house call in Europe?
    Please help!

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