Pantone Unveils Colour of the Year for 2010: PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise

“Turquoise Transports Us to an Exciting, Tropical Paradise While Offering a Sense of Protection and Healing in Stressful Times”


CARLSTADT, N.J., Dec. 8, 2009 –Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company (NASDAQ: XRIT), and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced PANTONE® 15-5519 Turquoise, an inviting, luminous hue, as the color of the year for 2010. Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing. Read More via


Wow, Turquoise! Personally my guess would have been a tint of Orange or Yellow.

Designers (& enthusiasts): Do you agree with Turquoise being the colour for 2010?

What colour trends have you noticed and see for the upcoming year?



3 Responses to Pantone Unveils Colour of the Year for 2010: PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise

  1. iclazie says:

    Never been a fan, personally.

    Although I suppose the politically correct designer would say, “Colors are defined by their context. My opinion of turquoise is largely irrelevant. I love all colors. All of them.”


  2. This color reminds me of Windows 95. Teal was the color of the day back then, but this is close enough.

    I want insight into what’s in store for the next six-eight years. And yes, I am aware that those discussions exist 🙂

  3. happy says:

    it is interesting.

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