In each installment, a guest writer chooses one Pantone color they find particularly meaningful, intriguing, or just aesthetically beautiful—and tells us why. 

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By Sara Everett, artist

The influence of Turkey has stretched deeply into my adult life, even though we lived there only a few short years of my childhood. Wherever I moved, no matter how often, the space would instantly be made "home" as soon as I unfurled the carpet. Once I had the luxury to paint my home a color of my own choosing, I saturated my bedroom with it's Mediterranean depths.

Not just any turquoise will do. My turquoise is not the bright cheerful standard, but instead sits a touch on the sultry side with a hint of softness. Some would call it teal. This dark in-between of color evokes the surface of a handwoven rug warmed by a sunbeam, and the scent of cardamom and camels. In art and illustration I return to it again and again. It's the magic at the edges that makes the subject spark to life.

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