Pantone, the world's color authority for 45 years, has announced that THE color for 2010 is.... turquoise. According to the company, "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."
Turquoise has both warm and cool undertones so it's universally flattering for both fashion and the home. If you haven't noticed the trend for big, chunky turquoise jewelry then you haven't been paying attention. Accessories are a great way to take advantage of a trend and turquoise pieces will add punch to your existing wardrobe.
In the home, you don't have to make a big commitment and paint the walls. Turquoise is a great accent for greys, black, tans and most neutrals.