Color Inspiration: Turquoise Living

A mix of blue and green, turquoise can feel masculine or feminine, tranquil or exciting, depending on its relative brightness and how it’s used. In color therapy, it heals emotions to create emotional balance and stability, recharging the spirit. In decor, turquoise can play many roles… paired with black and white, it immediately draws the eye, while it seems fun and retro when used beside pinks and blacks. Turquoise and gray is soft and inviting, while turquoise and red is dramatic and vital.

turquoise bedroom

Turquoise is a strong enough color to hold its own against large, striking details like the gigantic clock face.

turquoise kitchen details

Tiny turquoise details pop in this mint, red, and white kitchen, though it can seem a bit out of place at first.

turquoise couch

Mod couches in turquoise paired with dark brown is serious, but also calming. This would be a beautiful room in which to nap or read.

turquoise door

Here, a turquoise door is paired with a turquoise kitchen countertop, and these may be the only colorful details in an otherwise monochromatic space.

turquoise office

Again, it’s all in the details. Turquoise is beautiful as the main color in a room, but also gives room accessories a little lift, like in this small home office.

turquoise bottles

And finally, the turquoise accent I love in this room is the strip of color along the seats of the black chairs. It lessens the impact of the glass bottles, which might otherwise feel too beachy or casual.

2 Responses to “Color Inspiration: Turquoise Living”

  1. jon July 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    hello christa,

    is there any way for you to tell me where the picture of the mod turquoise couch/bench-like piece is from? i really like the look and would like to find the manufacturer! thanks!

    jon

  2. Christa Terry July 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    @jon I believe it’s the Barcelona daybed from ARAM, which is a UK shop.