Pantone…“the authority on color”… has recently announced its color of the year for 2010 and it is Turquoise-Pantone 15-5519! Pantone is the company responsible for exacting color standards in various industries beginning with the graphic arts community, which then expanded into digital technology, the fashion world, contract interiors, paint and more. They are pretty serious about color but are so fun in their use and analysis of each and every tone. I love the meaning given to each hue, for example, Turquoise “…evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of well being”…take a look at their full press release. Wow, that makes me feel like I’m ready for an island vacation and an umbrella drink. Ok – this really is a fun site for planning color changes or even helping to add color to an existing room through use of coordinating coastal home accents, rugs, pillows, or wall decor. They even have a link at the bottom of the pages for a color of the day!Of course, now that we’ve seen this article, we’ve seen Turquoise everywhere. It’s seared into our long term brain cells. Although, we love this color…we anticipate you will see it a lot this spring and summer. We’ve even run across an array of jewelry inspired by this beautiful shade…and, we will be launching our seaside inspired jewelry very soon. Everything is in the works and we have found some very exciting pieces made by local artists, we hope you will love. They are fabulous!!
So, I was curious…what was the 2009 color of the year? Mimosa – Pantone 14-0848, a warm, engaging yellow. You’ll have to check it out…however, back to Turquoise – this is one of Pantone’s press release pictures for the 2010 vote…I think they are right. It is relaxing and I want to be on that beach! Oh well, back to work…we are getting ready to launch a new look for Seaside so keep an eye on us this spring. We are so excited to bring you so many new coastal decor.