When you think of turquoise, what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s the perfect hue of a deep lagoon surrounded by white beaches and palm trees. Maybe it’s the optimistic brightness of a fifties-era chrome-finned car. Or possibly the robin’s-egg blue of the chunky jewelry you bought last time you road-tripped through the Nevada desert. Wherever you find it, turquoise is a pretty happy color. No surprise that splashes of it are showing up everywhere this season!
Fact is, it’s not just this season. Turquoise – the semi-precious stone, that is – has been prized across the world for thousands of years in jewelry, tile-work and more.
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So it’s no surprise that we still love the color today. The fashion, jewelry and home décor worlds can’t get enough of it – and that’s been true since 2010 and counting. So while it’s trendy, it’s also got staying power, making for a wise color investment!
Nice and Easy
Turquoise gets along well with a surprising range of color schemes, so it’s easy to add a shot of the season’s hot color to your existing décor. It’s striking against neutrals from ecru to chocolate; delightful with warm brights including tangerine, tomato and freesia; and sharp and modern with bold blacks and whites.
Keep It Chill or Heat It Up
If you love the look but prefer a calmer vibe, pick a gentle hue of turquoise to keep things muted. Think watery, distressed or vintage. If you’re looking to add some pop to a room without making major changes, use turquoise as an accent color in a few simple accessories such as throw pillows, pottery or a fun light fixture.
If you’re overhauling and hankering to build a room around a fresh new hue, think about layering. Start with bright turquoise walls and play off related shades of blue in the décor. Whether your style is retro or modern, turquoise can punch up a room in no time flat.
The Perfect Finish
While you’re at it, don’t be shy about texture. Flat is fine and all, but turquoise really shows its personality when used the way the stone itself looks – with veins, variations and other appealing natural imperfections.
Think about choosing tiny tiles, leather, or a crackle finish to add some depth when you work turquoise into a room. Like a fling that turns into a relationship, turquoise is a trend that’s here to stay. Give it a try – you might just fall in love.