Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Turquoise is the 2010 Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone 15-5519 (Turquoise) was recently named the 2010 color of the year.

I personally love Turquoise and actually painted my whole living room Benjamine Moore Arctic Blue a few years ago and have never regretted my decision. Turquoise is an uplifting, yet calming color. It pairs nicely with neutral shades such as white, black, beige, and brown yet also looks stunning paired with red, yellow, orange, and lime green.

Turquoise became a popular color to use in childrens rooms and nurseries about two years ago and is all the rage now. I'm sure we will see some even more creative designs come out in 2010 now. Below are some wonderful images of childrens rooms using turquoise.

Image via House of Turquoise sourcing an entry from Urban Grace Interiors

image via Oohdeeoh featuring a nursery designed by mom and blogger Megan

image via Katie Ridder

image via Elle Decor

image via Ella & Elliott

image of a room in Atmosphere Home Essentials via House of Turquoise, featuring an article by Made by Girl

a playroom featured in the 2009 Texas Idea House via Southern Living

Liam McDermott's room (Tori & Dean's 2nd child) via With Style & Grace

Another inspirational room by Kelly Wearstler.
I wish I had an Hermes blanket on my bed as a child!

A lovely room designed by Lotus Blue Design

If you love Turquoise as much as I do you must subscribe to the Blog House of Turquoise. It specifically specializes in turquoise decor.

Please share photos of any turquoise rooms that you have in your home, I'll show you mine if you show me yours :)!

(For the complete article on Turquoise, visit the Pantone website - click here.)