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Pantone - the color gurus of the world - have recently published their latest color forcast for home + fashion and named (drumroll, please) Turquoise as the 2010 Color of the Year. Specifically, Pantone 15-5519. Click here to see a copy of the full report. I always find Pantone to be good inspiration.
Fashion designer Peter Som (see dress at left) says the turquoise choice reflects, "the need for happy, mood-lifting colors that offer a bit of escapism." Sounds good. With Texas being so close to the beautiful waters of Mexico and the Caribbean, turquoise represents vacation to me. And generally all complexions - fair to dark - look great in turquoise. A few other colors highlighted in the report that sound promising: Tuscany, Aurora, Pink Champagne. Click here for my take on Mimosa, Pantone's 2009 Color of the Year.