Apply Pantone’s Colour of the Year to Your Living Room

Pantone's versatile colour of 2010 works well on a couch, or a lamp

BoConcept’s modular Lugo sofa in Pantone’s colour of 2010

Pantone has chosen turquoise for its 2010 colour of the year.

This hot hue is a much more versatile colour than you might expect: It’s an eye-catching complement to neutrals and browns, and uber trendy when paired with yellowy-greens.

Our bold blue picks? BoConcept’s modular Lugo sofa (pictured here, from $1,689), or Foscarini’s Le Soleil suspension lamp, which echos the outline of New York’s Guggenheim Museum ($1,584.35, Lightform).

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