color love: pantone spring/summer 2010: turquoise

Pantone’s choice for color of the year, Turquoise (Pantone 15-5519). One of my favorite shades, I personally find this particular shade, (Pantone 15-5519) to be more of a teal color? Teal-quoise? However, I’m not picky. Whether it’s green-blue or blue-green, this is still a shade range that I personally love…

The Pantone Spring 2010 report featured many designers who used shades from the forecast in their collections. Peter Som sees the color of the year as a reflection of “the need for happy, mood-lifting colors that offer a bit of escapism”. And who doesn’t need a little bit of escapism? Raise your hand!

Below, a few pieces from Peter Som’s Spring 2010 collection. These are the closest we could find to Turquoise, although they range into the pale blue range!


From Pantone.com: Spring and summer naturally evoke feelings of calm ocean waters and tranquil beach vacations in cool, vibrant, tropical Turquoise. This soothing hue from the blue-green family conjures feelings of escape, especially when paired with Amparo Blue

Turquoise was present on Spring 2010’s runways, but considering it was chosen as the color of the year by Pantone, I was very surprised to find that not only was Turquoise not a dominant shade, but most of the Pantone color forecast shades had a weak showing overall! There was a dominance of white, black, cotton candy pink, baby blue, kelly green and TONS of pastels, as well as metallics galore. Here’s some Turquoise from the Spring 2010 runways, slides source style.com

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Here’s some Turquoise/Tealquoise fashion finds that wrap up this color trend with some drama!

GIANMARCO LORENZI TURQUOISE SATIN HEELS farfetch.com

Luxy – Turquoise Python Stamped Baguette Bag – Roccobarocco forzieri.com

Turquoise Large Snake Ring pret-a-beaute.com

Fossil – Perf Strap Centerbar (Turquoise) – belt zappos.com

DKNY Turquoise Translucent Watch with White Dial, 37.5 mm bloomingdales.com

Edie’s Shabby Chic Turquoise Rose Ring fantasyjewelrybox.com

Converse turquoise high tops hottopic.com

Mini Vanity PVC wash bag Marc Jacobs net-a-porter.com

Iron Fist Shoes kinkyangel.co.uk

color love: pantone spring/summer 2010: turquoise

color love: pantone 2010 color of the year: turquoise

I am SO happy with 2010’s color of the year!

Turquoise, teal, aqua, cerulean… whatever you want to call it… is one of my favorite colors!

and, it was a perfect time for a change. Last year’s Mimosa yellow was getting old…

From Pantone.com:

CARLSTADT, N.J., Dec. 8, 2009 –Pantone LLC, an
X-Rite company (NASDAQ: XRIT), and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced PANTONE® 15-5519 Turquoise, an inviting, luminous hue, as the color of the year for 2010. 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.

 

“In many cultures, Turquoise occupies a very special position in the world of color,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “It is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth,
inspired by water and sky. Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that Turquoise represents an escape to many – taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.”

 

Whether envisioned as a tranquil ocean surrounding a tropical island or a protective stone warding off evil spirits, Turquoise is a color that most people respond to positively. It is universally flattering, has appeal for men and women, and translates easily to fashion and interiors. With both warm and cool undertones, Turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum. 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.

I did a quick search at Polyvore.com to see what fabulous teal- er- turquoise items I could come up with… lots! Here’s a few highlights.

  • Nordstrom Kisslock Frame Silk Ruffle Clutch $78 –nordstrom.com

  • Betsey Johnson – BJR 104 Readers (Raven/Teal 2.00 Lens) – Eyewear $51 – zappos.com

  • Teal waterfall pleat front blouse $63 $50 (31 GBP) –debenhams.com

  • A-Cute Triangle Heels in Teal Blue-Mod Retro Indie Clothing & Vintage Clothes $45 – modcloth.com

  • Stella Teal Glitz Topring Watch $85 – fossil.com


color love: pantone 2010 color of the year: turquoise

color love: fall 2009: chartreuse… a color that pantone missed

Chartreuse. Even the word itself makes me smile. Here’s a color that I declare is this Fall’s “yellow”. Wear it with dark chocolate browns, eggplant purples, and of course, black…

Love this shade of green.

From Christian Dior’s Fall 2009 Couture. This collection knocked me out.

slides source style.com

Christian Dior Fall 2009 CoutureChristian Dior Fall 2009 Couture

(Yeah, they forgot her pants… what can I say, its’s “couture”!)

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Couture

And the Dior lingerie-strap shoes that were worn in various styles and hues throughout the show were unreal… too bad these can’t be had anywhere.

I’ve searched out some finds in this shade. I’ve been doing lots of Etsy lately, so I’m grabbing these finds from Polyvore to mix things up a little!

Chartreuse Green Capiz Lotus Candle Lanterns(only $7.50 each for 24+) - PC03CH

Chartreuse lotus lantern from lunabazaar.com

Chartreuse Quartz Ring

Chartreuse quartz ring, jewelsboutique.com

Chartreuse stunner

chunky platform sandals from godammit.com

2 Dozen Roses, Chartreuse

2 dozen chartreuse roses (I don’t like roses, but these rock!) from organicbouquet.com

Big green Butterfly stones

How apropos. A chartreuse jeweled butterfly from exoticindiaart.com

Neon Lace Up Tennis Shoe

Pseudo converse from wetseal.com

Tonic Living,Pixie, Lime,Decorative Throw pillow cover,Retro futon covers, retro fabric and pillows

Dandelion pillow from tonicliving.com

Rupert Sanderson Delta Green Python

Rupert Sanderson python pumps from rupertsanderson.co.uk

Victorian Style Olive Green Teardrop Earrings

Art deco teardrop earrings from 1928.com

Brass & Green Bangle Bracelets

Brass and green bangle bracelets, 1928.com

COLD SHOULDER RUFFLE TIERED DRESS

One shouldered tier dress from mytheresa.com

color love: fall 2009: chartreuse… a color that pantone missed

color love: fall 2009: magenta- a color that pantone missed

I really enjoy doing the Pantone seasonal color trends, but there was definitely a shade missing from this Fall’s trends that was present on a lot of the season’s runways.

Here are some fabulous examples of this luscious magenta violet shade, at Christian Dior.

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Some finds, in luscious magenta…

Women's shoes/bags: Betsey Johnson Kazan - Magenta

suede heels by Betsey Johnson from piperlime.com

Vintage Dragonfly Pendant Necklace

This vintage-look dragonfly necklace from 1928.com has the shade!

Morgan Low-Rise Skinny Jean - Purple

Low-rise jeans from Delias.com

Bohemian Spring Flower Teardrop Earrings

Crystal teardrop earrings from 1928.com

Purple Mini Rose Hair Clip 2-Pack

mini rose hair clips from torrid.com

Purple flower detail pumps

little flowery flats from dorothyperkins.com

Purple spot mesh short

pretty underthings from debenhams.com

Purple crochet tights

purple crocheted tights from dorothyperkins.com

color love: fall 2009: magenta- a color that pantone missed

color love: pantone fall/winter 2009: creme brulee

Pantone Creme Brulee (forgive me for leaving out proper accents!) is an elegant neutral…

Crème Brûlée, a grayed-down beige, and Nomad, which bridges the gap between beige and light gray, also speak to the need for timeless neutrals. All three classics can stand alone or serve as anchors when paired with other colors. (from Pantone.com)

Let’s start with the Fall runways, thanks to style.com

Etsy finds! My favorite part of color trending… I’m thinking champagne, pearls, smoky quartz, cameos, vintage lace…

Dreamy cream flower with shimmering white petal filled with a pouf and Swarovski crystal. For your hair, wedding clothing and life.

Dreamy cream flower with shimmering white petal filled with a pouf and Swarovski crystal. by twisted crystals

Ghost Bride fairytale romantic winter ruff neckpiece vintage art brooch

Ghost Bride fairytale romantic winter ruff neckpiece vintage art brooch by mythunderstood

Like a dream-Sculptural Silver ring with large faceted champagne CZ stone.

Like a dream-Sculptural Silver ring with large faceted champagne CZ stone. by silvercrush

Butterfly Shrug

Butterfly Shrug by trendyknitting

INGENUE simply pretty, pure linen and antique laces WEDDING DRESS or bridesmaid dress

INGENUE simply pretty, pure linen and antique laces DRESS by MaisyBrownReproRetro

FLEUR DE LIS DARK LOCKET WITH LADY

FLEUR DE LIS DARK LOCKET WITH LADY by rubyanndesigns

sweet modesty               a bridal corset

sweet modesty corset by labellefairy

Ruffle Noir Tee

Ruffle Noir Tee by artlab

Love....No other way

Love….No other way by schoolofcharms

color love: pantone fall/winter 2009: creme brulee

color love: pantone fall/winter 2009: majolica blue

“Majolica Blue, a deep mysterious teal blue with more vibrancy than the usual navy. Majolica Blue brings an exotic flair to the group, especially when paired with Burnt Sienna or Purple Heart. ” (from Pantone)

Majolica blue is, to me- like the Pantone shade Iron. a great alternative to black. A new black. And of course, blues of all shades are still so in style from last Fall- you can’t go wrong with a smokey blue eye, or blue eyeliner, or a prim midnight blue matte eye.

Here’s some looks from the Fall 2009 Runways… thanks to Style.com

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And Etsy finds, of course…

Cloud Crane - Kanzashi Flower Hair Clip

Cloud Crane – Kanzashi Flower Hair Clip by Petalmix

Midnight Sapphire Oxidized Sterling Silver Wire Lace Hoop Earrings

Midnight Sapphire Oxidized Sterling Silver Wire Lace Hoop Earrings by gogobeads

Midnight blue Lilly in leather

Midnight blue Lilly in leather by myTida

Angel soft Peacock Blue CASHMERE Hat Cloche OOAK embellished adult one size

Angel soft Peacock Blue CASHMERE Hat Cloche OOAK embellished adult one size by Bluemoonrose

ROMANTIC 3/4 SLEEVES Lined COAT

ROMANTIC 3/4 SLEEVES Lined COAT by Neue

Checkerboard cut 7x7mm Blue Iolite 1.06 carats set in 14K white gold and diamond ring .60 carats 0283

Checkerboard cut 7x7mm Blue Iolite 1.06 carats set in 14K white gold and diamond ring .60 carats 0283 by Mastergoldcraft

color love: pantone fall/winter 2009: majolica blue

color love: pantone fall/winter 2009: warm olive

“Like the olive in a martini, Warm Olive, a rich yellow-green,
adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to fall. When combined,
this tangy, intriguing hue makes all other colors come alive.”

I absolutely love this color… but was hard-pressed to find too much Fall Runway love for it. Shame, as it is one of my favorite colors.

Some Etsy finds? Search for “olive green” with whatever you’re looking for and watch the finds pop up for you!

Silky Ribbon Felt Scarf Olive Oil

Silky ribbon scarf by Etsy seller mireilles

Witches Promise - Off the Shoulder Dress

Witches Promise Dress by Etsy seller iheartfink

The Bayou olive Scoop Neck

The Bayou Olive Scoop Neck by Etsy seller circularaccessories

ROUND STAINED GLASS AND FILIGREE PENDANT

Round stained glass filigree pendant by Etsy seller colorshoppestudio

Acorn necklace in silver and concrete

Acorn necklace in Silver and concrete by Etsy seller lulubugjewelry

iPhone 3G/iPod-Touch sleeve --- Small Camera case with a Key ring and a Swivel Clasp, Zest Olive Floral

iphone/ipod/itouch sleeve by KapomCrafts

Swarovski Olivine Crystal Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Ring

Swarovski Olive Crystal Sterling wire ring by Etsy seller DaisyWares

color love: pantone fall/winter 2009: warm olive