Welcome Trend Setters, Fashionistas and
Style Gurus. After months of anticipation, mostly on my part, Tiger
Print has launched. This blog is likely to be a catch-all. We’ll
discuss the fashion, street style, lifestyle trends, entertainment,
new media and anything else that adds flavor to life. As Carolyn
mentioned, if you’d like to contribute or simply have a topic you’d
like to see covered by Tiger Print send me an e-mail at katie.hinderer@mercatornet.com… So let’s get to it.

Introducing Turquoise, Color of the

Each year since 2007, Pantone, which
bills itself as the global authority on color, identifies a color of
the year. The shade it labels as the it-color shows up everywhere.
It’s in shirts, skirts, pants, dresses. Designers work it into
fashion shows, retailers stock the shelves with it. Get ready. For
2010 the color is turquoise.

The color is soothing, tropical and,
most importantly, it literally looks good on every person. (The 2009
color of the year was Mimosa, a bright marigold-inspired yellow,
which unfortunately looks bad on most people.) Thankfully, every skin
tone and hair color can sport turquoise without fear of looking

from Pantone website“In many cultures, Turquoise occupies
a very special position in the world of color,” says Pantone
executive director Leatrice Eiseman
. “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. 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.” 

With the global economic tailspin we’ve
experienced during 2009, a little escape and healing is more than

Don’t expect to only see turquoise
clothing items. The color is likely to show up in nail polish shades,
jewelry, shoes, men’s ties, hair accessories, purses and

Other colors that will be in vogue
during Spring 2010 include tomato Puree, Fusion Coral, Violet,
Tuscany, Aurora, Amparo Blue, Pink Champagne, Dried Herb and
Eucalyptus. According to the Pantone report, “Designers bring
splashes of sunshine to the runway for spring 2010. Vibrant brights
add a sense of excitement to the color palette, while practical
neutrals provide a safety net for cautious consumers.”

For the record: the 2008 color was Blue
Iris, a vibrant, almost purple-hued blue, while 2007 claimed Chili
Pepper as its color.

Katie Hinderer

Katie Hinderer is a freelance writer and social media enthusiast. She holds a degree in Journalism from Marquette University. Over the years she has transitioned from traditional publishing...