Color of the Year and the Century: Turquoise

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The Winning Color of the Year

Pantone, the company that makes its business forecasting colors for the fashion and style industry, just unveiled its Color of the Year for 2010. Drum roll please…and the winner is TURQUOISE! To me, turquoise is one of the colors of the Century, let alone the year. It is a perennial favorite that coordinates with everything in a room.

Benjamin Moore Poolside Blue

It is a happy coincidence that I just finished painting a petite bedroom loft Benjamin Moore Poolside Blue.  It was love at first sight. This bedroom gets very little natural light, so I needed a color that would not turn too green or too blue on me.  In such a cramped space, opt to use a semi-gloss finish which, will reflect light back into the room.

My inspiration for the room’s color scheme came from this picture frame I saw in a magazine. I love the creamy beige with the turquoise, so I mixed the turquoise walls with this gorgeous wallpaper.

The bedroom is still a work in progress so check back for the latest style updates!