Friday, August 13, 2010

Delightful Discoveries - Trendsetting Turquoise 08.13.10

Each year, Pantone, the company whose innovative color matching system revolutionized the world of digital color, selects one color of the many thousands of colors that exist in their databases as the color of the year. For 2010, this color was turquoise, which happens to be my featured color of the day. The color turquoise, just like the gemstone it was named after, comes in a variety of hues and tones from greenish blue to almost a sky blue, with just the slightest green undertones. This unique combination of green and blue are what define this tantalizing color. I've tried to stay true to my original color selection which was a medium blue green (blue being more dominant than green), but in the instances I selected something that leaned more towards the green side, it's simply because that item had a special appeal to me. That being said, let's take a look at some trendsetting turquoise!

(Top-bottom, l-r)

Can't Keep Me Down - Turquoise Hoodie from Etsy newcomer ElRoss
SPRINKLE Angora Sock Monkey from underdiscovered shop IndyAndCleo
Turquoise Earrings with Hammered Silver Links from LetaMarieDesigns on Artfire.
California Dreaming Earrings
from eri059
Statement necklace copper turquoise and coral OOAK from JudysDesigns
Mosaic Vase from ReedLinda245, a lovely undiscovered shop on Etsy.
Large hand painted pottery flowerpot from vikotas
Vintage Tiffany Blue LARGE Sewing Container from VintageNowAndThen
Set of 4 Blank 5x7 Marbled Greeting Cards - Cyan Get Gel Wave from Modern Marbling
Chakra Necklace in Turquoise w Rainbow Crystals from my shop, MysticWynd
Turquoise 3-handled Carved Vessel from Rivulet Series from underdiscovered Etsy shop grassrootsdesign
Torquoise and Amber Glory Bright and Beautiful Collar Beaded Necklace from another new Etsian, FluenteDesigns

Those are definitely some amazing turquoise blues! My next feature is going to be on a color that has been teaming up with turquoise over the past couple of years for a trendy new color combination - espresso brown! So grab a cup of your own espresso, or your favorite beverage and help me find some of the most beautiful espresso browns, the handmade and vintage worlds have to offer. Then just by just click here to e-mail me the link to the page of the shop where I can view them! It doesn't get much easier than that!

Whatcha got going on this wonderful weekend? I'd love to hear :)


ViKotas said...

that mosaic piece is to die for

JudysDesigns said...

Karen, Great post! I was reading on etsy yesterday about turquoise and glad I had just made the piece you mentioned. Thank you for the promo. I'm following; don't want to miss your great finds.

Leta Porter said...

Thank You so much for adding my Earrings. So many Wonderful Pieces you are Showcasing. Leta

Anonymous said...

Beautiful selections! Thanks for helping to promote fellow Etsians!

dorothy said...

What beautiful works of art! I love everything in it!

eRiN said...

I love this shade, it's my favorite fall trend for sure! Thank you so much for featuring me again :)


~*Erin MacMahon*~

Almost Precious said...

Lovely blog ! Really like all the turquoise items, it's one of my favorite colors. Tried to leave a comment earlier but blogspot was not cooperating with me, so waited and came back...just like I promised I would on your etsy forums thread. I'm now a new follower of yours. :)

mysticwynd said...

Thanks for all these wonderful comments! Don't we have an amazing group of talented people here?!?

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