Be the first on your block to celebrate. Impress everyone with your fashion forward thinking and haul out everything you've got in shades of turquoise (remember to lift with your knees!).
This being a some of the time cooking blog I even found you a recipe for making your own (color) turquoise.
Essentially, turquoise is one part green to two parts blue. Play with the ratio a little if you want to, just don't tell Ruhlman. Only Pantone has to get that color right in a specific way every time.
According to my (superficial/arbitrary) research, turquoise gemstones range in colors depending on how much copper (blue) there is compared to the iron (green) in the soils in which they formed. Turquoise gemstones are attributed with all sorts of healing properties (especially on websites that offer the gemstones for sale. Charming coincidence!)
Stymied as to how/where you'd use Turquoise, the Color? No worries, Pantone has this from their press release announcing the color choice:
In fashion, Turquoise makes a statement that can look elegant and dressy in fine silk and gemstones, or casual and fun in cotton and athletic apparel. Because of its versatility, Turquoise is a great accent color in jewelry, purses, shoes, hair accessories and even nail polish for women, and ties, shirts and sportswear for men.Because after all, (again from the press release so caps all theirs)
Turquoise Transports Us to an Exciting, Tropical Paradise While Offering a Sense of Protection and Healing in Stressful TimesProtection and Healing? Who doesn't want that!?!If asked, (go ahead, ask, I'm waiting) I would not have said I liked turquoise per se all that much as a color, but when I started looking around my house, I've got a bit showing here and there. Apparently I may be prescient, fashion color wise (which may come as a shock to those who know me well).Don't let that throw you. Take a look around, somewhere in your stuff is hiding that perfect example of turquoise something or other to casually display as a bit of color I-told-you- showmanship. Wait, showomanship? Showpersonship? Whatever, showoffyship.