2010 is a Year for Turquoise Garden Accessories and Contrasting Cut Flowers

It seems the flower industry may need to hand ball the colour of  the year to the garden accessories department.

Since turquoise is the colour of 2010 (according to Pantone) I thought I might list the Flower Industries recommended flowers for the year but was suprised to read they are recommending:

‘…green carnations, chrysanthemums and blue hydrangeas, all of which it says, can be presented in turquoise containers’   as reported in Horticultural Week Daily.

blue flowers

Its a hard task trying to find flowers that are just the right shade of blue to be called turquoise. Couple that with the need for ‘cut flower performance’ and there are not many flowers left to colour match with Pantone’s Colour of 2010. Plants are like children. Its difficult to get them to do what you exactly want. Luckily garden accessories don’ t complain. Check out these turquoise patio planters.

For anyone interested in the science of colour I am going to borrow an explanation on  Turquoise from Wikipedia. Turquoise is a slightly greenish shade of cyan. The color is based on the gem turquoise. The term comes from the French for Turkish.The first recorded use of Turquoise as a color name in English was in 157.

— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #40E0D0
RGBB (rgb) (64, 224, 208)
Source X11

Turquise pebble