Turquoise color in the interior - photo combination
Turquoise classification of stones refers to precious. Just as jewelry with this mineral brings its owner life success, business luck, luck and an inexhaustible charge of optimism, so the turquoise color in the interior fills the home atmosphere with cheerfulness, good mood, and positively affects the well-being of the inhabitants of the apartment.
The mineral (in the Ural tales of Bazhov called azure spar) has a color palette from bright blue to light blue with a greenish tint. When used in decorating rooms, any of these color nuances is called “turquoise”, therefore, for special lovers of this color, if you wish, you can equip the entire interior, adhering to the selected range.
About colors and harmony between them
Pure turquoise is a too saturated color, so the second color dominant of the interior used on large surfaces cannot be bright red (opposite to the blue wavelength in the rainbow spectrum), as well as its shades - pink, raspberry, purple.
Emerald green, purple, turquoise harmonize inside the weave of the ornament, however, the three walls of the room, painted with these tones, will cause severe irritation.
In order to introduce a large amount of bright bluish-green into the interior, you need to create a suitable opponent for him - options for white, gray, beige, golden, chocolate and even black will perfectly cope with this task.
To facilitate the selection, the following are successful and not the best companions for the turquoise color in the interior:
|Good combination||Combined subject to||Disharmonious combination|
|All white options|
Shades of gray from light silver to dark steel
|Cinnabar, emerald, ultramarine - when used together with green-azure in complex patterns|
Brick - as a textured surface with a visible effect of chiaroscuro, against which turquoise inserts stand out
|Full range of pink|
Green tones (rich herbal, spring greens)
Cold shades of yellow (lemon, lime)
Light pastel shades.
A variety of styles, where the use of turquoise shades is more than appropriate, is quite large.
These are variations of the Oriental style (Moorish, Moroccan, Indian), Mediterranean (in its Greek branch), eclecticism, fusion and pop art, lightweight, modernized versions of Baroque and Rococo.
European glitter of old styles: baroque, rococo
The French painters Watto, Fragonard and Boucher, who became the legislators of the elegant, exquisitely decorated Rococo in European painting, chose the azure-turquoise shade for the sky on their pastorals. Using the timeless classic combination of “gold on blue” (as Boris Grebenshchikov once sang), you can create a mixed interior full of luxury, lightness, sophisticated sensuality. Make turquoise the main tone of the walls and ceiling, emphasizing the vertical space with white columns, wall panels and giant mirrors in the openings. Use as a decor picturesque plafonds, elaborate gilded stucco molding, carved furniture upholstered in silk or velvet with luxurious patterns, arrange tall candelabra with many candles, and you will get your own Versailles.
Sky Turquoise and Oriental Luxury
The jewelry of “A Thousand and One Nights”, Aladdin’s magic cave, the treasury of the Indian Maharaja - if you like this design, then the turquoise color inserts in the sparkling decor will come in handy. In the East, turquoise is considered a precious stone of happiness and love; it attracts wealth and prevents it from scattering dust under the hooves of a golden antelope. Pure green-blue color is able to endow the house with prosperity, mutual understanding, prosperity. In the oriental style, this color is not basic, it is used in combination with other rich colors, but its brightness is present on the details of ornaments, patterns, embroideries, carpets, ceramic and copper utensils, wall paintings. Modern variations on the theme of oriental palaces are decorated according to the same rules.
The gleam of the eyes of the southern beauty, the face of Othello darkened with rage, the ruthless sun of the Egyptian provinces - the Moorish style, highlighted by Europeans of the 19th century, absorbed all the bright colors of the eastern world. Terracotta, carmine, emerald, deep blue, dark turquoise are intertwined with fancy patterns of wall decor. Gold and mother-of-pearl compete in incrustations on countertops and doors of dark carved furniture, fragrant incense burners emit smoke upward, and pointed narrow arches pierce the ceiling arches with their peaks, which thin forged lamps cast openwork light on. Not copying, but developing the Moorish style from a modern angle, you can apply some of its details, a special flavor to create an interesting, unbroken interior.
Fusion style ("alloy") - a combination of incongruous
A complex style experiment, organized in such a way that the main, dominant idea can be traced in the designed room, able to connect together all the scattered elements of the decor. Only with this decision will a room in fusion style become a single, harmonious space, and not a dumping ground for dissonant objects. It is here that turquoise is present with large color spots: in the center there are individual elements of overall upholstered furniture, full-size carpets, large monochrome paintings, dominated by the color of the sea wave, voluminous figured vases, serve as the global color decor.
Sea foam design
The Mediterranean style - an echo of its Greek version - combines the turquoise color in the interior with white and deeper shades of blue (dark blue, cobalt, indigo).
The main tone is the options of white, possibly slightly colored by warm sunlight, and turquoise and blue are a reminder of the incredibly beautiful color of the water of the Greek seas, which gave the world Aphrodite and numerous resorts.
The color of the sea wave dominating the home decor is a reminder of a happy journey, when the emotions of the beauty of the huge turquoise space, visible from the airplane window and so unusual for the northern look, scorched by the radiance of snow, fill with the anticipation of a long-awaited vacation.
Green-blue can become the second main tone after white to design a room using elements of the Greek style.
A wide strip in vertical textile and wall decor, patterned glazed crockery, plain pillows, bedspreads for comfortable relaxation and a wall panel “Birds-swallows”, as a symbol of Greece, are a few design tricks that will help to organically fit the Greek style into a modern house.
Each space has its own shade.
Thinking over the design of any room in the house, while choosing a turquoise color as the “red” thread that unites all interiors, it’s worth considering several design solutions that will help highlight the preferences of the whole family, then select decoration materials and decor items with a clear understanding of which the result must be obtained.
Room for a boy or study
Sea style. It is quite suitable for creating the interior of a men's office or room of a teenage boy. Marine themes will be reflected in a whitewashed or saturated range of wall decoration materials, textile window decor, and interior details. Use maps with oceanic spaces painted in the right color, a large aquarium where water is highlighted with delicate green-blue, and iridescent air bubbles resemble the silky sheen of polished turquoise, fabrics combining dark and light shades of the blue palette. Well-selected upholstery, dark or light wood furniture (according to the age of the owner of the room), several accent details will complete the arrangement of this cabin.
Children's design in bright colors
Using all the shades of turquoise in the interior of a room for a child, combining it with warm beige, sand, cream colors, is a good way to fill the living space with air, sea spray and the sun. Such a color scheme will increase the activity of a small person, bring a positive emotional mood. The deep color used for painting furniture, curtain rods, even door leaf, supported by lighter, softer textiles, is able to create an atmosphere of happy wakefulness in bright light, and a muffled night lamp - to give a quiet sleep.
Room for the girl
Making out the room of a young girl who likes turquoise, daydreaming about the island of Bounty, one should find out which of the shades is preferable: rich or delicate? The choice of a light azure-green tone, as the main one, can be beaten with white wooden furniture, flying transparent curtains, glass volumetric vases of simple shapes. Add to the finished room a few bright details (paintings, pillows, blackout curtains, made in a more saturated range) later, if the tastes change. This does not require significant costs.
Any shade of blue is associatively perceived by people as cool and clean. For the bathroom, as the premises of daily cleaning procedures, where not only physical dust is washed off with water, but also emotional fatigue, the option with turquoise is best suited. A wide range of sea waves is represented by collections of plain wall tiles or mosaics, combining all the richness of the chosen color. By adding accessories (marine, transparent, or copying the texture of the stone) and ceiling lights that use the turquoise analogue as a decorative insert, lovers of a tropical shower will find a space filled with fresh air that will give optimism and good mood to the owners of the house every day.
Refuse to use in the bathroom a plain floor tile of blue tones - the smallest splashes of water, drying out, will leave noticeable spots that will have to be constantly wiped.
The nuances of the design of the living room
The turquoise color in the interior of the living room can be present in different versions:
- prevail (in this case, wall decoration materials, textile decoration, furniture upholstery, decor accessories are selected, combining various bluish-green shades);
- be included in the general color palette with small inclusions (meaning the presence of sky blue in the ornaments of curtain fabrics, wallpaper, furniture inlays, lamps);
- be a local dominant spot.
In the latter case, the overall object, which stands out against the general monophonic background, attracts attention and becomes a shock accent that makes a strong impression. A bright turquoise armchair in a white bedroom, a large sofa of an interesting form in a deep blue-green hue, like the center of the living room, one wall painted in the color of a sea wave, decorated with a large contour contrasting pattern, paintings or photographs - these techniques are used in different interior styles. But they are united by color, which plays a significant role in creating a complete interior.