What comes to mind when you think of turquoise? Beautiful Native American jewelry? The ocean where it meets a white sandy beach? Few colors are as playful and versatile as turquoise. Especially when it comes to home design. Depending on how you use it, it can be bold and rich, playful and bright, or soft and subdued. The range of shades that touch into both teal and navy allow for turquoise to work in traditional, contemporary, modern, bohemian and preppy spaces—see what we mean?
The key with turquoise it just to make sure that you stay in charge—make the color work for you, not the other way around.
From statement-making, saturated wall paint to accent pillows, furniture, and tile, there are so many ways to add turquoise elements to any room in your home and strike exactly the vibe you’re hoping for, from energetic and funky to calm and tranquil.
Pictured here is a beautiful room in a St. Louis, Missouri home designed by Amy Studebaker.
The House of Turquoise blog recently featured a dreamy decor theme at Villa Helios, part of Long Bay Beach Club in the beautiful Turks and Caicos. So if this blue hue reminds you of pristine beaches and languid, tropical days, this design approach is perfect for you.
We love the way the designers of Villa Helios incorporated so many of the natural colors of their surroundings into this luxe outdoor space. The washed white stucco and hardwood patio make a cool contrast to deep turquoise cushions and throw pillows.
It’s tempting to stick to neutral colors outdoors (tan, white, black, grey, brown), but with those stunning ocean views so close at hand, in this space turquoise actually is a natural color. Embrace the jewel tones in the world around you and bring them into your design.
What could be a more tranquil and soothing color combination than pale turquoise, white and dove grey? This home in Juno Beach Florida, designed by Blue Ladder Studio, seamlessly brings together all of these colors with elements of shine, texture, softness and gloss throughout the dining and kitchen space.
One of the most outstanding elements of this space is the turquoise seagrass-inspired back wall, which brings to mind visions of a gently waving sea, as well as natural gemstones. Thanks to traditional cabinetry and furniture with clean lines, this stand-out feature looks low-key luxe rather than over-the-top.
In St. Louis, Missouri, Amy Studebaker has designed a study that feels like the inside of a jewelry box. The glossy, deep turquoise walls feel all the more rich and inviting with those oversized green velvet chairs and the oriental rug.
Upon first glance you may not be able to pinpoint exactly why this room feels like it would completely envelop you as soon as you took a seat behind that desk, but the secret is the painted ceiling! With the ceiling painted the same hue as the walls, with no break in the trim, you feel wrapped up and embraced by what’s around you—including the leafy trees just outside the window.