and the winner is…

March 7, 2010 at 8:15 am Leave a comment

deep waters necklaceearth and sky necklaceturquoise!

what with the oscars and other awards ceremonies, i thought the color of the year should get its own show.  i couldn’t agree more with pantone in their choice for 2010.  i think turquoise looks stunning and classic when paired with navy or black and lime green.  retro when paired with red.  fun and spunky when paired with a coral orange.  because of its versatility, i use the color a lot in my jewelry.

from the pantone website:

“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.”

lately, i’ve been loving the energetic combo of red and turquoise.  check out this adorable leather birdie wristlet from studio cat b.  or combine your love of swedish fish (yum) and other sweets with weddings and fabulous stationery by paperista–head to style me pretty, a cool wedding website i just found.  and how sweet–this little fox by kristiana parn!  put a little gnome in your home with this ceramic creation from the little red door.  in my own work, i combined these two fun colors in my upcycled jewelry board.  i’m going to try using it in my jewelry, too!

whether it’s the actual semi-precious stone or just the gorgeous color, it can be the star of the show or a great supporting cast member.  it looks good on so many different skin tones and can be worn by women of all ages.  brighten up any outfit–and your day–with this pretty punch of color!  plus you’ll be, like, sooooooo on trend.  you hot mama, you.


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