15-5519. That's the color code for PANTONE® color of the year, Turquoise.

I have been waffling back and forth on whether to post about "the color of the year". It has been discussed on every design blog out there and most are probably sick of it by now. I also get the impression that most don't like it used in decorating. Some are saying it's too "trendy". What?
If it weren't in fashion, would it be "color of the year" Is it color of the year because it's in fashion or is it in fashion because it's color of the year? Do they just flip a coin to pick color of the year? Maybe they do? I don't know? I think it involves a little more research than that. But moving on...

I like turquoise. I liked it before it was color of the year. Turquoise pairs well with many other colors. It's really rather versatile. It pairs well with neutrals like black and brown, as well as brights like red, pink or orange.

I love turquoise and I love these bowls. Crate and Barrel.

DIY Magazine used it on it's Spring cover.

Image courtesy of Southern Accents.

Image courtesy of A Turquoise Wedding.

Image courtesy of The Haystack Needle and a great post on a DIY upholstery project.

What do you think? Do you like the color of the year or meh?


  1. I like it very much, although I've yet to use it in my home - not sure why. When I do find the courage, I might lean more toward duck egg blue than bright turquoise. But it's a great color and deserves some love from us!

  2. Great post! I love turquoise too!

    I would also love your support on the ELLE DECOR window that I decorated for the Big Window Challenge this year. As we all know, AT doesn't make it easy, but you can vote TWICE a day. Once online & the other by texting "1" to 89800.

    Your support means the world to me!!


  3. Hey Girl,

    It's a great "pop" or accent color but I find in NE Ohio that it's a bit too much for most of my clients.

    I find that the colors of choice tend to be: builder white, beige, sage green, yellow and sometimes red (in dining rooms) and blue.

    Sometimes it can be a bit like Ground Hogs day ;o) It's always fun trying to make those colors feel fresh and new because they can seem very 90s.

    I love when I get the occasional client who says their "Fiestaware" represents their personality.

  4. I love turquoise, it always makes me think of greek fishing villages and the sea - heavenly!


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