Color me...TURQUOISE, Pantone color of 2010

Not without reason, design industries have proposed a palette of extremely bold colors for some years now. Any dull outfit and drab setting look fabulously fresh with touches of fuchsia, coral, lucite green or deep ultramarine here and there. While only fashion and interior decoration seem to have been greatly influenced by colors in the past, the new daring palette has recently liven up other industries as well - hi-tech among others. Along with fabrics and materials, cuts and designs, we keep a vigilant eye on color now more than ever. Be they clothes, shoes, accessories, cars or home appliances, laptops, mobile phones, wall paints or bathroom tiles, color has very often had the final say when selling these products.

And if you're wondering what's in for this year, Pantone, the worldwide authority on color for design industries announced that the trend-setting color of 2010 is turquoise. This shade of cyan is said not only to remind people of tropical sky and water, of calmness and getaways but to also have a tremendous impact on the 2010 creative industry. And since this industry is one of stock's major markets, "stockers" are more than recommended to take the recently crowned color of the year as chromatic guideline for 2010 shootings.

In strong contrasts with neutral tones or paired with similar colors, turquoise is a must for models' clothes, setting or props. It can be the tropical paradise water, the flower pot in the window, the model's makeup, the cheerful sofa fabric or the executive's tie. Grey, black, white or blue have long been considered the timeless colors of office suits but you can always complement them with turquoise accessories and why not, a bold turquoise piece of clothing.

You can check out list of other colors en vogue for 2010 here

Photo credits: Dmitry Pichugin, Alan Webber, Valuavitaly.

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I think TURQUOISE is the colour of Turkey


Thank you very much, very helpful!
By the way,very nice color, I love it !


Some intense color is always great addition to pastel toned fashion picture, this makes image rock, stand out, bring a mood and positivity


Useful information and so nicely written. Thanks.

@Endhals ... I can see why they used your beach pic, very nice.


Thank you! Very helpful and appreciated as always.


hey and they used my beach pic on for visualising it :-D


i love cyan tones. the great master of photography had always favourite cyan as they believe it's the colour of romance, or romanticism. cyan also tends to make skin look blemish free as our skin blemish contains red.

as for turquoise being a favourite this year, i did not think it ever lost its place as being one of the favourite colours. after all, blue skies, water, vapour, moisture in the air,etc.. all contain a large degree of turquoise or cyan. it's the colour of what entails life. even we, being mostly water,
are made up of cyan.


Thanks. You're posts are invaluable - keep them coming.


Good tip, I love turquoise, have some clothes in that colour ;-)


Great info as always Carmen...time to go add some turquoise to my portfolio!


great, I think I will try to use some turquoise this year :)


Thanks for the tips Carmen and hope you had a great Christmas! What a great colour for the year! Cheers Carol :)


Very interesting and informative. Thank you so much. I've noticed several television shows favoring light shades of turquoise in their logos and wondered what they knew that I didn't:-) Now I know, thanks to your generous sharing of information.


Cool, i love that colour


Very good to know, thanks for sharing!


Thank you very much for your nice words. I wish everyone a happy turquoise 2010 :).


Thanks for the info, sounds like a concept for future assignments?


beautiful colors, thanks for the info :)


Thanks, Carmen. Very useful informations. I wish you a very good year! Dragos


Turquoise is good, I like this color a lot!


Thanks for the great tip, Carmen. Wish you a wonderful and happy New Year 2010 !!


Welcome back, Carmen! And thanks for your advise! At least I know what colour to wear this year:)


Great! Welcome back, Carmen. And thanks for the tip!!


Absolutely one of my favorite colors! So glad to see it's back in style!
Thanks for the link. Some interesting information!


Very good info--thanks! And thanks for being so helpful in 2009:) I also share in wishing you well for 2010.


Thanks for sharing Carmen. I love almost all shades of blue, specially turquoise. Happy 2010 :)


My wife love turquoise a lot:) Hope you have a wonderful year 2010:)


have an excellent year of 2010, Carmen. I love turquoise. :-) Well, I love blue and green colors and so it is natural that I love turquoise. I call it "royal" color for me :-) Nice to know that 2010 is the year of turquoise :-)


Welcome back from the holidays! Thanks for sharing these colors with us! They will be very inspiring for many of us! :)
Have a nice 2010! ;)

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