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Touched by Turquoise: Pantone's 2010 Color of the Year
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, talks about why turquoise is so appealing, what the hottest turquoise color combinations are and how to make turquoise work in your own home.
Pantone swatch: turquoise
Turquoise: In the '60s, it was muted. In the '70s, it was tinted green. In the '80s, it was neon. And in the '90s, it was scarce.

In 2010, turquoise is back in a big way. Turquoise has already hit the runways and is now being introduced into home décor in a way you've never seen before. It's bold, seamless, trendy and retro, all at once.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, a world leader in color research across all industries from fashion to advertising, shares the scoop on this chic shade, including why it was chosen as Pantone's Color of the Year, how you can incorporate it into your existing décor and which color combinations will make your home look like it popped out of the pages of a magazine.


Why turquoise and why now?