Color me...TURQUOISE, Pantone color of 2010

posted on 5th of january, 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

Comments (29)

Posted by Davulcu on April 06, 2010
I think TURQUOISE is the colour of Turkey
Posted by Giovanni1942 on March 03, 2010
Thank you very much, very helpful!
By the way,very nice color, I love it !
Posted by Ospictures on January 30, 2010
Some intense color is always great addition to pastel toned fashion picture, this makes image rock, stand out, bring a mood and positivity
Posted by Ronvid on January 27, 2010
Useful information and so nicely written. Thanks.

@Endhals ... I can see why they used your beach pic, very nice.
Posted by Ponytail1414 on January 11, 2010
Thank you! Very helpful and appreciated as always.
Posted by Endhals on January 11, 2010
hey and they used my beach pic on pantone.de for visualising it :-D
Posted by Tan510jomast on January 10, 2010
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.
Posted by Jacklouis on January 10, 2010
Thanks. You're posts are invaluable - keep them coming.
Posted by Christianef on January 08, 2010
Good tip, I love turquoise, have some clothes in that colour ;-)
Posted by Jmphoto on January 08, 2010
Great info as always Carmen...time to go add some turquoise to my portfolio!
Posted by Inganielsen on January 08, 2010
great, I think I will try to use some turquoise this year :)
Posted by Wildmac on January 07, 2010
Thanks for the tips Carmen and hope you had a great Christmas! What a great colour for the year! Cheers Carol :)
Posted by Sophieso on January 07, 2010
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.
Posted by Rangpl on January 06, 2010
Cool, i love that colour
Posted by Rosedarc on January 06, 2010
Very good to know, thanks for sharing!
Posted by Tangie on January 06, 2010
Thank you very much for your nice words. I wish everyone a happy turquoise 2010 :).
Posted by Fultonsphoto on January 06, 2010
Thanks for the info, sounds like a concept for future assignments?
Posted by Frantab01 on January 06, 2010
beautiful colors, thanks for the info :)
Posted by smartview27 on January 06, 2010
Thanks, Carmen. Very useful informations. I wish you a very good year! Dragos
Posted by Georgeskyrillos on January 05, 2010
Turquoise is good, I like this color a lot!
Posted by Jameskho on January 05, 2010
Thanks for the great tip, Carmen. Wish you a wonderful and happy New Year 2010 !!
Posted by Kaththea on January 05, 2010
Welcome back, Carmen! And thanks for your advise! At least I know what colour to wear this year:)
Posted by Maigi on January 05, 2010
Great! Welcome back, Carmen. And thanks for the tip!!
Posted by Micspix on January 05, 2010
Absolutely one of my favorite colors! So glad to see it's back in style!
Thanks for the link. Some interesting information!
Posted by Adeliepenguin on January 05, 2010
Very good info--thanks! And thanks for being so helpful in 2009:) I also share in wishing you well for 2010.
Posted by Seema_illustrator on January 05, 2010
Thanks for sharing Carmen. I love almost all shades of blue, specially turquoise. Happy 2010 :)
Posted by Justmeyo on January 05, 2010
My wife love turquoise a lot:) Hope you have a wonderful year 2010:)
Posted by Starblue on January 05, 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 :-)
Posted by Mani33 on January 05, 2010
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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