Congratulations, turquoise! As you may already know, turquoise has been named the new hot color for 2010 by Pantone. According to the folks over at Pantone, turquoise combines the “serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, and evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters.” What more could you ask for in a color?! We’ve always loved turquoise as an accent color in any room. Below are a few favorite ways we’ve seen the hue used lately. (photo credits, clockwise from top left: House Beautiful, Dan Duchars, Diamond Baratta, House Beautiful) Do you like decorating with turquoise? I think it’s a great color to use as an “updater,” when you don’t want to/can’t afford to change an entire space but still want to refresh a room. When it comes to fashion, I think turquoise should stay in the accessories realm. I’m not a fan of the color unless it’s used in jewelery or as an embellishment. I found this great turquoise Commes Des Garcons wallet for my mom for Christmas (below)–she can’t miss the thing in the deep, dark hole that is her purse. Below, a few great turquoise pieces of late.Clockwise from top left: Commes Des Garcons wallet, Marjorie Skouras chandelier, vintage lamp found in Rhinebeck, NY (we took this piece home–I couldn’t bare to part with it!), Ankasa pillow at Lilian August in Westport, CT.
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