Turquoise Named Pantone's Color of 2010

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We've always known that Apartment Therapy has some forward thinking readers and you just proved us right again!

Turquoise was recently named Pantone's Color of the Year for 2010, but many of you have been infusing turquoise into your decor for the past few years. It must be because you already recognized its strength - having both warm and cool tones it compliments an endless array of colors.

A roundup of how AT readers have used turquoise in their decor is after the jump.TOP ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT):

1 - Becke & Lee's Vintage Cabin

2 - Matthew & Chloe's Corset Factory

3 - Michael's Love Affair with Color

4 - Inspiration: Kim's Great Ideas for A Small Space

5 - Heather's Aqua in Austin

BOTTOM ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT):

1 - Before & After: Guest Bathroom Makeover

2 - Mod Diva's Pug-A-Licious Pad

3 - Liz's Vintage Style Ranch Home

4 - Sandi's Happy Danish Modern Clown Colors

5 - Laura's Fresh Start Santa Monica Studio

If you are inspired by these rooms, Turquoise is one of 3,000 colors available in PANTONE’s line of superior-quality, eco-friendly high performance Dutch paints. Just search for turquoise by its PANTONE number - 15-5519. If that's not the exact hue you are looking for, it will also pull up a set of colors in that family.

You can read Pantone's official press release about its 2010 Color of the Year here.

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