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The Color of the Year

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR Magazine

So what’s the “it” color for 2010?

According to Pantone, it’s turquoise’s year to shine.

Look for this vibrant blue-green color to pop up in many fabrics, textiles and home interiors this year.

It’s a color that many people respond positively to, according to Pantone, which predicts the hot color each year by surveying designers. Many people associate the color with a pleasant and inviting form of escape, such as a tropical paradise, according to word-association studies.

“With both warm and cool undertones, turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum,” according to Pantone. “Turquoise adds a splash of excitement to neutrals and browns, complements reds and pinks, creates a classic maritime look with deep blues, livens up all other greens, and is especially trend-setting with yellow-greens.”

Do you agree? Do you think turquoise is a good color to work into home interiors?


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