On the 13th of may of this year i got the chance to sit in on the pantone meeting! ...We all met in LCF mare street campus, and there were groups from all over the world showcasing their mood boards of colours for the next year..above is one by the spanish(i think it was)...which was probably my favourite of the day!...i got to hve my input of the colour forecasting, such a good day and such a crazy experience..who knew how much thought and ALOT of deliberation goes into choosing the colours!...and the colour of the year is chosen....Pantone is pleased to announce 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 inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a comforting escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.
In many cultures, Turquoise 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 to many people, Turquoise represents an escape, taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting – even if it is 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.
....oh the YSL arty ring...i have had this ring for a year now and STILL love and adore it...Turquoise is MY favourite colour...so glad its colour of the year...i wonder if my ring had anything to do with that on the day ;p......and now...dundundun...they have matching earings (i cant find a picture of them:( )...I NEED them...must go via harrods next week...<3 :)