2010 Color of the Year!


“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.”
To read the entire article from Pantone, visit this link.

Add in splashes of red with turquoise for a vintage inspired look.
Mix turquoise with bronze and copper for an earthy feel.
Add blue, cream and brown for a surf and sand combination.
Green and yellow combined with turquoise add a playful spring quality to a color palette.
Beads featured are from my Humblebeads Etsy shop.

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10 Comment

  1. Judy
    February 4, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Turquoise is one of my favorite colors and stones to work with.

  2. mairedodd
    February 4, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    well, this certainly is good for me – i love turquoise! and what beautiful beads!

  3. Pretty Things
    February 4, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    I love it. I have an entire bead drawer dedicated just to turquoise.

  4. Jenny J-V
    February 4, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    I have a turquoise drawer, too! Plus, I love the combination with "tomato soup" red. You may actually see a necklace with that combo in print this summer. 🙂

  5. Azure Islands Designs
    February 5, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Turquoise is one of my favorite colors/stones to work with…it is so versatile, it goes with almost anything!


  6. Tania - Jet Designs
    February 5, 2010 at 1:30 am

    I knew there was a reason I loved this colour – most of my beads from some turquoise in them, I am wearing a coral and turquoise bracelet and turquoise earrings as I comment – Love the Turquoise!

  7. Heather Powers
    February 5, 2010 at 5:49 am

    It's one of my favorite colors too. You can go in so many different directions depending on what you pair it up with.

  8. Alice
    February 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I love turquoise and think it is one of those colors that will never go out of style.

    Beautiful beads!

  9. Janet
    February 5, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Beautiful colors and beads!
    So very lovely!!

  10. Kirsten
    February 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Just beautiful Heather! You capture the beauty of nature so well….. How appropriate Turquoise!!….. We all need compassion, healing, faith and truth these days…… Great post!

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