Del Alma: Turquoise, symbol of Compassion, Escape y el Mar Bello
I have dunked my body in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Moments of personal Bliss and “All is right with the World” that I look back to when I need a boost during the gray days of winter. A picture of me, reveling in the magical waters of Cuba many years ago, captures the joy I feel when I wrap myself in bright blue waters.
So, to my delight the calming, escapist color turquoise has been named The Color of 2010 by the interesting people of Pantone.
“It is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky,” said Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that Turquoise represents an escape to many – taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.”
Paradise. Compassion. Faith. Water. Sky. All wrapped up in one color, a color we can expect to see a lot more of in fashion and design.
Maybe you need a momentary escape. Maybe you need to show compassion to yourself today; find new faith in the most important person — you.
Maybe turquoise — and all of its symbolism and promise — can be your talismán today.