Happy Saturday readers! It was a busy week on our Twitter feed (won’t you please follow us @hgtvcanada?) as some big design news hit the internet. Pantone, the world-renowned and widely-respected expert on colour and colour trends, announced their pick for the colour of 2010: Turquoise 15-5519, a bright, cheerful shade that, to quote the experts, "Transports Us to an Exciting, Tropical Paradise While Offering a Sense of Protection and Healing in Stressful Times."
Your friendly neighbourhood blogger, Elana, immediately announced her love (watch out for her turquoise-inspired gallery next week) and our Twitter followers also agreed:
@JoannaGabriele said: Turquoise and yellow is one of my favs! Also turquoise and lime! What a great combination!
@ellaandelliot, a design store here in Toronto focusing on modern kids’ decor said: Exciting – it’s our signature colour!
@TSOLaura said: Love as an accessory paired with red.
@waterloorheater said: I like it! So tropical.
@KarenBC said (simply): Nice!
Check out this room from season 1 of Pure Design with turquoise-esque accents throughout — what do you think?
Personally, I like the turquoise, but unfortunately it doesn’t go with anything I currently own, so I won’t be using it (makes me want to stick to neutral decor in my next home). Do you pay attention to colour trends or stick to what you like?
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Next week, there’ll be another round of Makeover Match-Up on Facebook and it’s time to share our holiday photos (so get out the camera and start clicking!).