Turquoise, a Timeless Element of New Mexico Style

Turquoise Architectural Details, San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico

Turquoise Architectural Details, San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico

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Turquoise, a Timeless Element of New Mexico Style

Pantone LLC is the world-renowned authority on color. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.  Each year the company declares a particular color “Color of the Year”.

Turquoise Architectural Details, Casa Benavides Inn, Taos, New Mexico

Turquoise Architectural Details, Casa Benavides Inn, Taos, New Mexico

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The color chosen for the year is published in “Pantone View“, which fashion designers, florists, and many other consumer-oriented companies purchase to help guide their designs and planning for future products.

Santa Fe Style Turquoise Architecture Detail, Canyon Road, New Mexico

Santa Fe Style Turquoise Architecture Detail, Canyon Road, New Mexico

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The color for 2013 is Emerald (Pantone # 17-5641).  For 2010 it was Turquoise (Pantone # 15-5519), a decision the New Mexico design professionals were very happy with.  This particular shade of Turquoise has been a timeless element of New Mexico style.

Santa Fe Style Turquoise Architecture Detail, Canyon Road, New Mexico

Santa Fe Style Turquoise Architecture Detail, Canyon Road, New Mexico

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These images show how people in New Mexico have used this vibrant color as an integral part of the architectural designs of the region.

Santa Fe Style Turquoise Architecture Detail, Canyon Road, New Mexico

Santa Fe Style Turquoise Architecture Detail, Canyon Road, New Mexico

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Turquoise, a Timeless Element of New Mexico Style
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Turquoise, a Timeless Element of New Mexico Style
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For 2010, Pantone named Turquoise its Color of the Year, being a timeless element of New Mexico style, local design professionals were very happy
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Mark Summerfield
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8 Comments

  1. I just love the colors of the southwest and the contrasts with the adobe. You have represented that so well in these images Mark.
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  2. That’s a real stand-out colour and a nice bunch of images, Mark.
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  3. Wow, these colors are awesome! Love it
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  4. I love the southwest, especially New Mexico. Nice job capturing the color palette of the southwest, particularly the tourquoise.
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