Turquoise is Pantone’s color of the year. This makes me very happy as turquoise is my favorite color, hands down. The reason turquoise was chosen is because it is considered a happy color and reminds us of beautiful tropical oceans far off in some Caribbean paradise. It is a serene color and according to Pantone “turquoise reminisces of the waters of the sea, renewing our sense of well being”.
Why save the beautiful tropics for vacations only? Bring the depth of the ocean into your home by incorporating turquoise into your decor. Turquoise can be combined with dark and light colors and bring some cheer into any room. Don’t be afraid to combine it with reds, pinks, white or browns. If you are feeling more daring, you can even try combining it with yellows or greens. I love the bold turquoise wall paper featured here from crownwallpaper.
If you want to add some turquoise room decorating ideas to your home without making too much of a change, try some accessories. It’s easy to find area rugs, throw pillows, lampshades and vases with turquoise hues. You can even turn turquoise into a focal point with beautiful accessories such as this adorable ceramic monkey.
Most types of furniture out there that can be purchased in turquoise. If you don’t want to purchase a new piece, try paining a shelf or table you already own in a lovely shade of turquoise!