Turquoise for the classification of stones belongs to the precious. As jewelry with this mineral brings its owner life success, business success, luck and inexhaustible charge of optimism, so the turquoise color in the interior fills the home atmosphere with cheerfulness, good mood, positively affects the well-being of the apartment inhabitants.
The mineral (in the Ural tales of Bazhov, called azure spar) has a color palette from bright blue to light blue with a greenish tinge. When used in decorating the premises of any of these color nuances is called "turquoise", so special lovers of this color, if desired, can equip the entire interior, adhering to the chosen range.
About colors and harmony between them
Pure turquoise is too saturated color, therefore the second color dominant of the interior used on large surfaces cannot be bright red (opposite to blue along the wavelength in the rainbow spectrum), as well as its shades - pink, crimson, purple.
Emerald green, purple, and turquoise harmonize within the interlacings of the ornament, but the three walls of the room, painted with these tones, will cause great irritation.
In order to introduce a large amount of bright bluish-green into the interior, it is necessary to create for him a suitable opponent - the variants of white, gray, beige, golden, chocolate and even black will perfectly cope with this task.
To facilitate the selection below are successful and not the best companions for the turquoise color in the interior:
|Good combination||Combined provided||Disharmonious combination|
|All options are white|
Shades of gray from light silver to dark steel
Anthracite, blue black
|Cinnabar, emerald, ultramarine - when combined with the green-azure in complex patterns|
Brick - as a textured surface with a visible light and shade effect, against which inserts of turquoise stand out
|Full range of pink|
Green tones (rich grassy, spring greens)
Cold shades of yellow (lemon, lime)
Pastel shades of light tones
A variety of styles, where the use of turquoise hues is more than appropriate, is quite large.
These are variations of Oriental style (Moorish, Moroccan, Indian), Mediterranean (in its Greek branch), eclecticism, fusion and pop art, lightweight, modern baroque and rococo.
European shine of ancient styles: Baroque, Rococo
The French painters Watteau, Fragonard and Boucher, who became the legislators of the elegant, exquisitely decorated Rococo in European painting, chose the Azure-turquoise hue for the sky in 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, and refined sensuality. Make turquoise the main tone of the walls and ceiling, highlighting the vertical space with white columns, wall panels and giant mirrors in the openings. Use as a decor picturesque plafonds, complex gilded stucco, carved furniture upholstered in silk or velvet with luxurious patterns, arrange tall chandeliers with lots of candles, and you will get your own Versailles.
Heavenly turquoise and oriental luxury
The jewels of "Thousand and One Nights", Aladdin's magic cave, the treasury of the Indian Maharaja - if you like this design, then inserts of turquoise color into the sparkling decor will come in handy. In the East, turquoise is considered a jewel of happiness and love, it attracts wealth, does not allow it to crumble dust under the hooves of a golden antelope. Pure green-azure color can bestow a house with wealth, mutual understanding, prosperity. In oriental style, this color is not the main one; it is used in combination with other saturated colors, but by its brightness it is present on the details of ornaments, patterns, embroidery, carpets, ceramic and copper ware, and wall painting. Modern variations on the theme of oriental palaces are decorated according to the same rules.
The glitter of the eyes of the southern beauty, the darkened face of rage Othello, the ruthless sun of the Egyptian provinces - Moorish style, highlighted by the Europeans of the 19th century, absorbed all the bright colors of the Eastern world. Terracotta, carmine, emerald green, deep blue, dark turquoise are woven with fancy patterns of wall decor. Gold and mother-of-pearl compete in inlays on the tops and doors of dark carved furniture, fragrant incense burners emit smoke, and pointed pointed arches pierce the ceiling vaults, to which thin wrought-iron lamps cast light. Not copying, but unfolding the Moorish style under a modern perspective, you can apply some of its details, a special flavor to create an interesting, non-fledged interior.
Fusion style ("alloy") - compound incompatible
A complex stylistic experiment, organized in such a way that the main, dominant idea, able to bind together all the disparate elements of the decor, can be traced in the decorated room. Only with this solution, a fusion-style room will become a single, harmonious space, and not a dumping ground for dissonant objects. It is here that turquoise is present in large color spots: the individual elements of dimensional soft furniture are placed in the center, full-sized carpets, large monochrome paintings, dominated by celadon, volumetric figured vases, are the global color decor.
Design born of sea foam
The Mediterranean style, echoing its Greek version, combines turquoise in the interior with white and deeper shades of blue (dark blue, cobalt, indigo).
The main tone is the variants of white, perhaps slightly tinted with warm sunlight, and turquoise and blue are a reminder of the unspeakably beautiful color of the water of the Greek seas, which gave the world Aphrodite and numerous resorts.
The color of the sea wave, which dominates the décor of the house, is a reminder of a happy journey, when emotions from the beauty of the huge turquoise space visible from the window of an airplane and so unaccustomed to the northern look, burnt by the glow of snow, are filled with anticipation of a long-awaited vacation.
Green-blue can be the second main tone after white for decorating a room using elements of the Greek style.
A wide strip in vertical textile and wall décor, patterned glazed dishes, plain pillows, bedspreads for cozy rest and the wall panel “Birds-swallows” as a symbol of Greece - these are a few design tricks that will help to seamlessly fit the Greek style into a modern home.
For each space - its own shade
Thinking through the design of any room in the house, choosing a turquoise color as a “red” thread that unites all interiors, it is worth considering a few design solutions that will help highlight the preferences of the whole family, in order to then select finishing materials and decor items with a clear understanding of what the result must be obtained.
Room for a boy or an office
Sea style. It is perfect for creating the interior of the male office or room of a teenage boy. Maritime themes will be reflected in a bleached or rich range of wall finishing materials, textile window decoration, interior details. Use geographical maps with oceanic spaces painted in the desired color, a large aquarium where water is highlighted with gentle green-blue, and iridescent air bubbles resemble the silky shine of polished turquoise, fabrics combining dark and light shades of a blue palette. Well-chosen upholstery, dark or light wood furniture (according to the age of the owner of the room), a few accent details will complete the arrangement of this mess room.
Children's design in bright colors
Using all 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 sun. Such a color scheme will increase the activity of a small person, will bring a positive emotional mood. The deep color used in the dyeing of furniture, curtain rails, even door leaf, supported by lighter, softer textiles, can create an atmosphere of happy wakefulness in bright light, and a muffled nightlight gives a peaceful sleep.
Room for a girl
Making out the room of a young girl who likes turquoise, dreaming about the island of Bounty, you 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 volume vases of simple shapes. You can add a few bright details to the finished room (paintings, pillows, thick curtains, made in a richer scale) later, if tastes change. It does not require significant costs.
Any shade of blue is associatively perceived by people as cool and clean. For the bathroom, as a room for 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 celadon is represented by collections of one-color wall tile or mosaic combining all the richness of the chosen color. Adding accessories (sea, transparent, or copying the texture of the stone) and ceiling lights, using the analogue of turquoise as a decorative insert, lovers of tropical soul will find a space full of fresh air, which every day will give optimism and great mood to the owners of the house.
Refuse to use in the bathroom monochromatic floor tiles of blue tones - the smallest splashes of water, drying, will leave noticeable stains that will have to constantly wipe.
Nuances of living room design
Turquoise color in the interior of the living room may be present in different versions:
- to prevail (in this case, the finishing materials of the walls, textile design, upholstery of furniture, decor accessories are selected by combining various bluish-green shades);
- to be included in the general color palette with small patches (meaning the presence of the azure sky in the patterns of curtain fabrics, wallpapers, 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, becomes a shock accent, making a strong impression. A bright turquoise armchair in a white bedroom, a large sofa with an interesting shape of rich blue-green hue, as the center of the living room, one wall painted in aquamarine, decorated with a contour contrasting pattern of large volume, paintings or photographs - these techniques are used in different interior styles. But they are united by color, which plays a significant role in creating the finished interior.