Colour trend: Turquoise
Cheerful and sophisticated at once, turquoise is Pantone’s colour of the year and it’s the perfect hue to add some “happy” into your home decor. Not to be confused with moody grey-blues, turquoise is a lovely mix of green and blue. It can be bright and bursting with energy, pleasantly pale and subdued and even jewel-toned. Here are 10 beautiful ways to add turquoise to just about any room in your home.
Your home will ooze glamour and luxury with the beauty of shimmering turquoise wallpaper in a delicate teardrop print, inspired by an Oriental Jacquard. This stunning “Amelie” wallpaper by Monsoon is nothing like your grandmother’s old floral wallpaper. $60 US for a double roll (bolt) at grahambrown.com.
Add a pop of colour beneath your feet with a contemporary braided rug in a cotton blend. The Carson Turquoise Rug adds some visual interest to entryways in a simple striped pattern. $49.95 - $299.00 US at crateandbarrel.com.
In the palest turquoise, these hand-blown glass yogurt bottles add just a hint of gorgeous colour to an otherwise neutral colour palette. Display them in a grouping of three, five or seven for a simple yet striking centrepiece.
$29 US each at restorationhardware.com.
If you’re looking for an unexpected way to add some fun to a lacklustre display, this ceramic turquoise monkey is just what you need. It adds a whimsical element to any decor and, with its crackle glaze finish, pairs particularly well with rustic or global chic furnishings that have that “lived in” look. $42 US at supermarkethq.com.
Brighten up your next dinner party with an invitingly fresh turquoise tablecloth. “Recevoir” table linens from Yves Delorme are sure to add elegance and style to your social gatherings. Napkins $34. Tablecloth: $240 at yvesdelorme.com.
Bring some luxury into your bathroom with plush and plump terry jacquard towels in a lovely botanical print, complete with embroidered honeysuckle and hummingbirds. $12 to $78 (Grace Bath Towels) at anthropologie.com.
Boring candles begone! These commanding terracotta soldier candles lend some fragrance, as well as global appeal, to your surroundings. Hand poured and imported, they’re special pieces that will expertly adorn your living space. $35 set (one standing, one kneeling) at blisslivinghome.com.
This lovely turquoise chest has a worn, distressed finish and offers old world charm with practical three-drawer storage. Made with birch and wood composites and accessorized with brass hardware, this piece of furniture makes a beautiful statement. $799 US at neimanmarcus.com.
Pretty pottery for your tabletop is a budget-friendly way to add a touch of turquoise to your home’s decor. This ceramic vase with floral appliqués is feminine and fun and its colour awakens its whitewashed rustic surroundings. Florapalooza vase ($54 US +$12 shipping) at Etsy.com.
Turquoise is right at home in a child’s bedroom. Its vibrant cheer makes for a classic colour choice for kids who don’t always care for baby blues or sweet pinks. Here, turquoise pairs wonderfully with lilac and pale green accents. “Dragonfly” duvet cover $79.95; quilted coverlet $199 at daniadown.com.