Turquoise 18 Stories

The color turquoise, named for the gemstone, evokes Caribbean water and Tiffany boxes. It's considered soothing and is used in some mental health facilities to create a calm atmosphere. Many colors that are not turquoise are often called turquoise. Turquoise is not light...
Color Guide: How to Use Teal
Teal is a mixture of blue and green. It can be mixed with white to make it lighter or with gray to make it darker. At its brightest it has a yellow undertone and is very close to turquoise, and at its most muted, it more closely resembles a green slate. It...
Kitchen of the Week: Turquoise Cabinets Snazz Up a Space-Savvy Eat-In
Despite a complete remodel, this 1920s row house in Jersey City, New Jersey, still has its original eclectic character. For the kitchen the homeowners wanted more room and a playful look that felt period-appropriate. Cousins and designers Anthony...
Kitchen of the Week: Brilliant Blue Cabinets in a Modern Setting
A jolt of turquoise cabinetry instantly catches the eye in this modern Lake Austin, Texas, house. Lacquered to a high shine, the cabinets warm the kitchen's clean lines. Piper and Kanton Labaj wanted a modern, hard-wearing kitchen, but they...
Turquoise Dreams and Beachy Things
I fell quite unexpectedly in love with turquoise one August day on the pristine white sands of a gorgeous Samoan lagoon. I was lounging in the enervating, sultry heat, watching my grandchildren gambol in the surf, when the shifting hues of the turquoise...
My Houzz: The Antidote to Dreariness, in One Small Brooklyn Apartment
Every corner of Laura Lee Gulledge's Brooklyn, New York, apartment oozes with her philosophy that color adds happiness. "I think a lot of people are scared to bravely use color, especially in decorating,” says Gulledge, a graphic artist, writer and...
Guest Picks: Touches of Turquoise for the Nursery
The blue-green hues of turquoise create a calming atmosphere in a room. It is said that turquoise controls and heals the emotions and creates emotional balance and stability. This makes it the perfect color for a little one's room. If you're not able...
Aquamarine Relaxes Rooms
Sometimes all it takes is one color to change the look of your home and put you in a good mood. If your goal is to create a home that will help you feel more relaxed, I suggest using aquamarine. This paler shade of turquoise is naturally refreshing,...
Kitchen of the Week: 1920s Renovation in California
Teal cabinets, Spanish-inspired tile and a cozy breakfast nook helped take this kitchen in Los Angeles from cramped to charming. The owners, a family of four, wanted their kitchen to fit into the home's 1920s architecture but have all the modern amenities....
Kitchen of the Week: Aqua Knockout in Austin
Formal dining went out the window when designer Jennifer Ott remodeled the kitchen in her Austin, Texas, home. Ott and her husband didn't use the huge closed-off dining space next to the original...
Robin's Egg Blue — Oh, What a Hue!
As the signs of spring begin to emerge, the season's unofficial bird is beginning to make its presence known. Those fortunate enough might even discover a robin's nest filled with gemlike eggs. Robin's egg blue is one of nature's most beautiful colors...
Color Crush: A Pop of Turquoise
Turquoise is the one accent color that I consistently crush on. I like its soft, watery shades as much as the bright and bold ones. It's a color you often find in cottage style and shabby-chic spaces, but turquoise is also at home in any modern or global-inspired...
Favorite Color Combinations: Turquoise and Red
If you want to turn up the volume in a room a bit, consider combining turquoise and red. The two colors are almost opposites (green and red are opposite colors; blue and orange are opposite colors). The result is that the contrast is sharp without driving...
Houzz Tour: A Cheerful Beach House for Every Season
Seaview, Wash. gets an average of 82 inches of rain a year, so interior designer Garrison Hullinger's beach house is a decidedly pleasant refuge from the all-too-predictable Northwest weather. Using the natural hues of his environment as inspiration,...
Summer Color Combo: Turquoise and Lime
Every so often, it's nice to freshen up your home for the season. Some of the images that have been popping off the screen at me lately have taken the classic blue-and-green color combination and amped it up with unexpected bright shades. It's like a...
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