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TURQUOISE 4// color of the year

Caribbean blue: another water image from Jost Van Dyke, BVI...

Pantone, a global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, lists turquoise as Color of the Year for 2010. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, states:

"In many cultures, Turquoise occupies a very special position in the world of color. 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.”

4 comments:

Manuel said...

Great. Maybe we can think beyond and do something bigger with the good news on turquoise. I´ve just wrote a comment on an article covering the news. Feel invited to share some thoughts at http://bit.ly/throughturquoise

The Photodiarist said...

Is that a hand in the water? Beautiful image.

Stephanie Clayton said...

photodiarist-
no, not a hand, but sure looks like one, doesn't it? it's only a reflection of...well, i'm not entirely sure!

sealaura said...

i am enjoying your turquoise series. very beautiful. turquoise is definitely a color I associate with all things good.