I look forward to the annual announcement of the Pantone color of the year. I now have a 2 year running track record of having projects in the works (before the color is announced) that are using the color of the year. I think I might have a little bit of a tend spotting record going here. Last year was Mimosa — and I had just finished a redo of my bathroom in that color (BTW – that bathroom is going to be in BHG this Feb – I will give you a heads up when it is on the stands so you can check it out if you want to). The year before was Iris blue and well — I have to admit..I missed that one…
Anyway, this year (2010) is Turquoise. I put together this garden inspired inspiration board to get you thinking about all the pretty ways to use it in the landscape.
1. turquoise, 2. Turquoise berries, 3. Série com o macho de Saí-azul, Saí, Saí-bico-fino ou Saí-bicudo (Dacnis cayana) – Series with a male of a Blue Dacnis or Turquoise Honeycreeper – 09-08-2008 – IMG_20080809_9999_304, 4. Orange turquoise reflection, 5. Turquoise, 6. Vintage Child’s Chair & Sap Bucket, 7. glow, 8. Turquoise, 9. Orange Koi ~ Turquoise Tile, Um Hmmm!, 10. Parasol, 11. Capiz shells, 12. Gentle Bluey-Green, 13. sapphire tower (Puya alpestris), 14. Yeah, DW, It’s Neptune’s Garden!, 15. The Jade Vine – Cairns Botanical Gardens (Strongylodon macrobotrys), 16. Some More Bokeh for you Sherry..lol..:O))
“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.” – Pantone
Oh and my project that is using turquoise? I am having 5 vintage metal garden chairs, that are all rusty and old, repainted in turquoise. I think it will look terrific on my (some day) chocolate brown Ipe deck.