Greg Hunter

The Color of the Season

In The Internet on December 11, 2009 at 6:49 AM

Pantone announced their color of 2010: 5-5519 Turquoise. Seeing it, I immediately grew nostalgic for a time in computing history when backgrounds were tiled and Netscape ruled the internet. But why was I feeling this wave of nostalgia?

“Turquoise Transports Us to an Exciting, Tropical Paradise While Offering a Sense of Protection and Healing in Stressful Times,” according to Pantone’s website. Well I guess if referencing old browsers and old operating systems is your version of a tropical paradise, then Pantone, job well done.

  1. ’93s Netscape had the color going more in the right direction. Certainly not feeling the pick of 2010. So drab and if dates weren’t featured, you’d think even outdated for its time. I’m far beyond disappointed in the selection.

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