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Thread: Color of the year for 2010

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    This weekend's newspaper announced that Pantone has named turquoise as the color of the year for 2010.

    Is anyone planning on adding more turquoise to their stash? Have you noticed a trend toward turquoise in stores (in general, not just fabric stores)?

    The color of the year for 2009 was mimosa yellow. Did you add more yellow to your life this year?

    What do you think? Should we care about this? Or is it just another form of marketing?

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    Isn't color amazing in the trends it creates! A few years ago you couldn't find brown anywhere. Now it's the "new black". Remember the golds/avacado hues of the 70's. Then the mauve and pastels of the 80's. As for turquise, I'll probably pass. Good thing my favorite, BLUE, never goes out of style.

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    I love a pale turqoise and lavendar...my favorite combination :D:D:D So yes, I am very pleased with this years color trend!!!

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    Personally, I don't really care. Unfortunately my kids are of the age that they and all their friends are getting married so of course the linen shops and all have the "trendy" colors out and many times those are what the kids choose. I did not add any more yellow to my life, but in the last 2 years I did make 4 quilts with the Chocolate and Teal, or Turquoise colors.

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    I get annoyed by trendy stuff, especially when every store you go in limits themselves to this season's flavor! I find it horribly restrictive.

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    So, which came first...Hoffman's choice of their Challenge fabric or Pantone's choice of color of the year (that's a rhetorical question, Hoffman is the answer)? I really dislike turquoise and will certainly not be adding any to my stash, wardrobe or decor.

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    Turquoise is my least favorite color.
    It seems so plastic-icky to me.

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    i love that color

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    That happens to be my favorite color-all shades of it. I have quite a lot of it in my stash. Hey!! For the first time in my life I'm trendy!!

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    I love turquoise and brown together.

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    I will not be using that color - I have absolutely all the fabrics and vow not to buy anymore this coming year. I hope to use a lot of it up this coming year.

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    My background and career was in Interior Design..so I am really aware of the color"experts" predicting the latest new thing. Every year they do this and of course...it is all marketing and for sales purposes. Why else would we all think we need New things when its only the color of our things that are now "passe"

    I tend to stick with what I like. I prefer classic colors...they don't come and go. I will accent with some of the more trendy colors though. If I get turquoise added to my stash it will be in FQ's or gifted to me by my grandmother who sends me boxes of scraps. :lol:

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    Marketing ploy. If its the same color as a year ago who would buy that one? just like clothes they change the style so you need to switch your jeans your t's you name it. I hate marketing ploys. Lucky for me I am ecclectic enough that I dont need to follow trends and follow my heart instead. Besides turqouise looks best in a necklace around my neck :)

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    That color was in a few yrs ago. I made a couple of quilts that were turqouise and brown. Very pretty but not in style any more.
    My beef is with Alfred Dunner clothes. They have to be matched togather because the colors are always impossible to match with other brands. So you end up spending a fortune for several pieces when you only wanted one. He seems to be the only one still making clothes for older women so your stuck buying from him.

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    Ugh! That is the color my sister chose for those of us in her wedding this March. I used to like the color but the dress is so butt-ugly that I find myself grimacing whenever I see that color. :evil:

    Once the wedding is over, I'm cutting up the dress and making a quilt out of it. I certainly won't wear the thing again and I would much rather have it in a quilt. Although, thinking about it, I may do up placemats and napkins and give a set to my sister. Let her stare at the fabric and think good thoughts! :wink:

    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat
    Marketing ploy. If its the same color as a year ago who would buy that one? just like clothes they change the style so you need to switch your jeans your t's you name it. I hate marketing ploys. Lucky for me I am ecclectic enough that I dont need to follow trends and follow my heart instead. Besides turqouise looks best in a necklace around my neck :)
    I'm thrilled with the new clothing trends. I've been waiting 20 years for my "style" to come back in. Now I just need to stock up on tight legged jeans and other things that now fit the way I want. And thank God those horrid low-rider jeans are headed out. I'm too darn old to want my pants to come just above my pubic bone. That's just wrong, at least on me! :lol:

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    i love that color with a clear lemon yellow..or teal with the yellow. I adore browns and rust, fall colors..
    my grandson each got chocolate and teal baby quilts, before it was popular..

    i don't pay attention to color or clothes trends..
    i like comfort and my DD's have entered me into
    make-overs" lol! haven't won one yet!

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    Now there's a thought... combine 2009's yellow with 2010's turquoise. I wouldn't have thought of that! It certainly would be cheerful!

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    I recently bought a bag full of 2 1/2 inch squares, obviously someone had planned a postage stamp quilt. I was thrilled with this and decided to add heaps of my own bits and pieces and hopefully sometime in the new year can start. I was reading an extract from "Color from the heart" that turquoise and red should be incorporated to make it more lively. Turquoise is not my usual choice...but has anyone found that it, in combination with red does give it more of a lift than say another colour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Now there's a thought... combine 2009's yellow with 2010's turquoise. I wouldn't have thought of that! It certainly would be cheerful!
    If only I could find the before picture of my bathroom before I had it ripped out and a new one put in. It would show you how horrible a combination that was....yellow fixtures and turquoise walls. This was of course the state of the bathroom when we bought the house not at all my choice.
    My favourite colour combination is purple and green both dark shades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    I recently bought a bag full of 2 1/2 inch squares, obviously someone had planned a postage stamp quilt. I was thrilled with this and decided to add heaps of my own bits and pieces and hopefully sometime in the new year can start. I was reading an extract from "Color from the heart" that turquoise and red should be incorporated to make it more lively. Turquoise is not my usual choice...but has anyone found that it, in combination with red does give it more of a lift than say another colour?
    Lucky you! I just love receiving bags of scraps. (drooling here!)

    A postage stamp quilt is made of 1-inch squares. :wink: I find a little red , yellow, or any other "glowy" type fabric can really add a pop to a quilt.

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    My DD will be so happy. She loves that color. I feel a new quilt in the making for her.

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    I have two I bought this season to make this winter. One is from connecting threads and the other is one by red rooster. I love the tourquoise color and I am thrilled they are featuring it this year not only in fabric but also in clothing.

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    My bathroon was purples and greens..it was beautiful! sounds awful though! lol!

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    I find myself using more of this color - just kind of happened.

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    I really like this color; most shades of it. I make a lot of scrappy and turquoise or aqua will make it POP!
    YTQ

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