Color of the Year for 2010: Turquoise!

December 13th, 2009

I’ve been traveling the last 8 days or so and have not been blogging. I wanted to weigh in with SOMETHING, anything, to reassure those few who are concerned that I’ve not abandoned the battle. I’ve actually got a slew of topics to cover in the days ahead, but thought I’d start light.

For years Pantone, makers of the infamous “very-difficult-to-reproduce-with-CMYK-inks” color palettes, have issued their December prediction for the color of the following year. We wait with baited breath each December. Well the word is out. Next year it’s going to be turquoise, aka “PANTONEĀ® 15-5519 Turquoise,” noted to be “an inviting, luminous hue….Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, 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 wellbeing.”

Check it out:


Phew! That was tense. Feeling better yet?