Turquoise Revisited

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Pantone_15-5519_TCXIn this follow-up to our popular March article on Turquoise [#15-5519 TCX], Pantone’s selection for Color of the Year 2010, I’d like to showcase some fascinating ways that designers and DreamDraper users have highlighted this vibrant color in their designs.

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Vase_AccentsAs a bright, exciting color, turquoise is of course used more and more for accent pieces. Our last turquoise post had an image of interesting turquoise decorations that would surely spark a conversation. The image pictured at right from Robyn Karp Interiors’ Deco Journal is a great example of how two simple turquoise vases can truly make a room.

One of our Facebook fans, Carole Willard, commented “We are painting adirondack chairs turquoise to go around our outdoor fire pit!” This is a fantastic idea! What a way to relax.

All_WallsTurquoise is also making an appearance as an accent wall – a bold choice, but the perfect choice for the right client. A turquoise accent wall is fun yet classy. All 4 walls of a room in turquoise can work, too, as demonstrated by the bold room (left) featured in Jenny’s Little Green Notebook blog. Turquoise can even work as an all-over color, done right; case in point: the BG Restaurant at Bergdorf Goodman, designed by Kelly Wearstler. Blogger Erin of House of Turquoise has compiled quite a collection of everything turquoise, including some very interesting, completely-turquoise rooms.

Turq_Patterned_ShadesTurquoise is also an increasingly popular textile color theme – especially in bedding, upholstery, and YES – window treatments! Pictured right are some shades made of fabric with a Victorian turquoise pattern, featured on Momoy.com.

So get designing! And share with us the stylish ways you use turquoise in 2010.

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Looking forward to your creativity!

– Carolyn Meitzner, Marketing & Communications

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