Turquoise Is the Color of 2010

Proenza Schouler, spring 2010

Pantone, which tracks colors in the fashion and home-décor industries, has named turquoise the color of 2010. Pantone's executive director said it was the obvious choice because it's soothing and makes people think of being on vacation, which we all need after the tough year of 2009. We could also use a vacation from last year's color, the far less universally flattering mimosa. However, Tommy Hilfiger cautions, "I love it for women and I strongly dislike it for men. ... If men are to wear blue, they should wear light blue or dark blue." What — he doesn't like stuff like this? [AP via Yahoo]