Guest Blog: Inspirations – 2010 color of the year


By guest contributor Diahn Ott

Pantone recently announced turquoise as 2010 color of the year.

2010. Holy moly, it’s a new decade.

I think it is a perfect color choice, especially now, in the depths of winter. It’s a color that calls to mind the water of the Caribbean or Mediterranean – a color that speaks warmth into the short, dark days when it is all too easy to forget such warmth exists.

This is the time of year when I feel the urge to completely redecorate my living spaces, and I think turquoise would be the perfect splash of color to give my winter blahs a kick in the pants.

So, I headed over to Etsy to see what I could find to spruce up my walls, and found that turquoise is already showing up in the shops. I think that more than one of these will be finding their way into my mailbox in the new year…

1. Afiori
2. LucySnowePhotography
3. PopGoesthePrint
4. LuciaJohnson
5. CreativeThursday
6. SuchPrettyColors

About the contributor: Diahn Ott is an eclectic, self-taught artist, working primarily in water-based media such as gouache, watercolor and acrylics. She loves combining paints with ink, images with words, and natural with industrial elements. What separates Diahn from other artists is her ability to locate, and accentuate, the beauty in the ordinary by manipulating layered elements with the purity of line work. Her work can be viewed on her blog, Ottwork  and purchased at her recently opened Etsy shop, Ottwork Studios

8 thoughts on “Guest Blog: Inspirations – 2010 color of the year

  • December 31, 2009 at 1:05 am

    love this color-it’s been one of my favorites for years!

  • December 30, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I am not in love with turquoise, but these artisans just might mike me change my mind.

  • December 30, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    That is sweet sweet music to my ears! My favorite color!

  • December 30, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    I love this colour, it’s so warm and cheery.

  • December 30, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Great choice! I wholeheartedly agree that it’s perfect~ I’ll take mine with red of hot pink!

  • December 30, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Hurrah! That’s my favorite color. 🙂

  • December 30, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I agree, turquoise is starting to be my favorite color this year for some reason, I guess it is all of the artistic influence that fills the blogs and sites that I browse throughout the day! Everytime I look for something online to buy or at the stores the color that draws me to it would have to be turquoise, I love it paired with red! Have a safe and Happy New Year!

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