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In January 2009 alone, the color teal has been splashed across the runways at Valentino and Strenesse to red carpets worldwide. Evan Rachel Wood wore a very deep shade of the watery hue at the SAG Awards this weekend. Elisha Cuthbert, Alyson Hannigan, Mary-Louise Parker and model Lena Gercke also embraced the flattering color in recent weeks.
Teal is described by Glidden as a color that indicates stability and resistance to change. If you like the color, you are optimistic and trusting, you have a high degree of faith and hope. Does it make sense that we are seeing it everywhere in uncertain times? Absolutely. People who lived through the 1980′s are reluctant to embrace the color that was omnipresent two decades ago, but today’s teal is deeper and highly textured.
Pantone picked Mimosa as the color of 2009 and it flooded red carpets and runways a year before that, so is it safe to bet that this calming shade will be the color of 2010? It’s a little early to make predictions but if the rest of the year is anything like the past month, it’s worth gambling on. Get the blue/greens here.
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