Monday, January 11, 2010

Vacation Colors

Pantone 15-5519
6x6 oil on panel
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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.


Stephen Parker said...

Hey, what about your painting? — I like it.

Are you back doing artist's studio?

LSaeta said...

Great post! I have always had trouble mixing turquoise ... I think i will need to add something to my limited palette to get this great color! I love your painting!

Regula Scheifele said...

Hi Mitzi - I just came across your post on Turqoise. What a great color! I got inspired and but a post on my blog as well (linked to your post). Thanks for the info and btw: great painting!