Wednesday, July 21, 2010

{hot color combo for 2010}

Pantone LLC has crowned Pantone 15-5519 Turquoise as the Color of the Year for 2010, and while this is probably old news to many of you, one of the most popular color combinations of the year was a surprise to me! I was reading a lovely post by Tobi Fairley, where she mentioned turquoise and orange were the hot colors of the season. I then realized that without being conscious of it, I had tons of turquoise and orange spaces saved in my inspiration files! Amazing how we can be influenced without even realizing, isn’t it? Pantone’s decision is probably the reason why I recently added turquoise accents to my own living room.

Pantone explained that the color "inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a comforting escape from the everyday troubles of the world."

A coincidence during a time of recession? I think not.

Ann Mack of the creative agency JWT predicted:"Saturated carnival colors - blues, oranges, greens and yellows - will replace 2009's paler palette; think Cirque du Soleil and Alice in Wonderland."

The turquoise and orange combo fits this description perfectly!







via Homes & Gardens








I love the variety of styles created with the same color palette: everything from the relaxed beach cottage feel to tufted tailored glamour! And one thing pops up consistently in each of these rooms; white! I think the touches of white {whether through accessories, furnishings, or on the walls} does so much to enhance the palette. One thing’s for sure…whether bold and punchy, or soft and subtle, I am loving this color combo!


13 comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Such a fabulous colour combo! A great post of yours! Thanks for the inspiration!

The Zhush said...

I am right there with you loving this color combo! Completely agree with you that the white is what makes it all pop! Amazing round up!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

That's so interesting! When I had my blog redesigned, I knew I wanted turquoise and orange. Who knew I was being influenced by the hot colors of the year? :)

Tobi Fairley said...

This is a Beautiful post, Nancy! I adore turquoise and orange. Thanks so much for linking to my first Traveling Designer feature. I hope you stayed tuned for more of my travels around the country and the globe.

xoxo,
Tobi

Moxie Maley said...

Love this color combo - my dining room is in this color family! Thanks for sharing FABULOUS photos!

DesignTies said...

Turquoise & orange is a great colour combo, and all these gorgeous rooms prove it!!

I guess I'm also being secretly influenced by the trend, considering the colours I'm contemplating for my front door :-) And yesterday, I bought a beautiful pair of orange, turquoise, and green earrings from Etsy :-)

Kelly

Kathysue said...

Nancy very well done post!! It shows great use of both colors.I knew about the turquouise like you said, and I noticed orange everywhere but you have put it together for me in a wonderful post. I love turquoise but not a fan of orange. Long story, goes way back!!! Give me yellow and I am fine but never ever orange for this gal. Happy weekend, Kathysue

theLENNOXX said...

One of my absolutely fave color combos =)

Lisa said...

Too funny that you and theLennoxx did a post about turquoise. I am not a fan of orange but it does look really great with turquoise. However, I love the coral and turquoise porch - so tropical!

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Sarah Klassen said...

I love the colors! I'm a huge Pantone fan, and as a designer, use the system quite often. I cannot get over the third from last photo -- that space is just beyond stunning... the seating area and the curtain -- wow! Thanks for sharing these :)

Hope you have a great weekend*

xoxo

DesignTies said...

ORANGE!! I love orange!! But you know that ;-) If I could, I would use turquoise as an accent in my dining room, but the drapery calls for a fresh apple green... I think it will be fab too! I think I'll use orange and turquoise in my family room, though... when I HAVE a family room that is! Love the chairs Ashley Whittaker used in that dining room... inspiration for your dining room table perhaps?!
Victoria

Diane Marsland said...

This is the most amazing colour scheme I have seen in ages.... really refreshing!....

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