Turquoise is the colour of Christmas 2010

Any professionals wondering what colours or themes should be used to decorate their Christmas party venues this year, should take advice from Pantone.

As reported by Event Industry News, Pantone which is the world authority on colour have said this year’s Christmas colour is turquoise. The official colour of 2010 is Pantone 15-5519 Turquoise, which is able to create a sense of escapism to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The colour appeals to both men and women and complements the traditional Christmas colour of red.

Turquoise is a colour that complements many, making it ideal for decorating a range of event venues, regardless of the occasion. But the warm undertones of the colour, makes it perfect for decorating a Christmas tree or corporate party venue as it brings the crispness of Christmas and those cold, winter evenings spent huddled around the fire.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute told Event Industry News: “Turquoise occupies a very special position in the world of colour. It is believed to be a protective talisman, a colour of deep compassion and healing and a colour of faith and truth.”

“Through years of colour word-association studies, we also find that Turquoise represents an escape to many,” she added.