What comes into your mind when you see the color turquoise? What emotion does it convey to you?
turquoise color palette
The color turquoise has often been described as being in between a light blue and green. Often seen as a pastel and jewel-toned color, turquoise has always been associated with summer, muted elegance, and a youthful vibe.  This can often be seen with summer prints boasting of elements such as the waves of the sea, the classic gleam of turquoise gems and the use of its pastel hue in children and teen’s wear.

With that being said, how can turquoise reach its full-color potential when it comes to interiors? Quite tricky, right? Especially if you’re the type who prefers to avoid bright and bold colors. But in this day and age, bold colors don’t need to be so.  Like most colors, turquoise has its corresponding complimenting color and more often than not, these combinations can produce the most intriguing and fascinating effects.

So, without further ado, here are tips and tricks and methods on how you can use turquoise to its full potential in interiors and styling.

Colors That Go Well With Turquoise

Complimenting colors that match turquoise are orange, yellow, brown, and coral shades. When you pick turquoise for interior design select one of these complementing colors that go well with turquoise color.
Turquoise complimenting color


Turquoise is technically part of the blue color spectrum. And like any color, blue has a corresponding equal; which is orange. For turquoise, you can pair them with coral tones, peach tones, and even stark white.

In this example, you can see how turquoise is the dominant color and while it melds well with the neutral colors, it may wash out since it is part of the lighter spectrum. So the use of orange pieces like the chair and the decorations accentuates just how much of an impact turquoise truly has.

Other colors you can pair are yellows, browns, grays, corals, and even greens. You can even pair it with other jewel and metal tone colors such as silver, gold, purple, bronze and even black.

How to use Turqiouse’s full potential- Interior Design Tricks

In this example, you can see how the combination of turquoise and brown reminds one of the natural colors of shells or anything found in the depths of the ocean. It is both relaxing to one’s eye and give off a natural connection to the sea.

Accent Wall

Having accent walls are the most practical, yet subtle way of enhancing your interior. The effect will vary depending on where you place your accent wall. You can enhance an ordinary neutral sofa with a unique turquoise pattern or window treatments.

A simple wall gallery can make a big impact if it is given a unique coat of paint, like this example here. You can also make use of the monochromatic scheme wherein one color is applied in varying shades and tints. You can use a darker turquoise for the walls while a lighter variant can be used for the furniture or finishings.

Accent Piece

Believe it or not, turquoise is quite bold that it is an accent on its own. For living rooms, you can have a neutral-colored sofa and walls and have a turquoise or teal colored accent chair. Go for the ones with gold details if you want a classy and expensive looking chair.

If chairs are not your favorite, go for either a coffee table, throw pillows, or even just a few home décor pieces such as jars, lamps, and artwork.

You can even employ a piece of wall art or a gallery of art with a similar color palette. Another technique is by breaking the monotony of sets. For example, a dining set can make your interior pop by using accent colored chairs. For a bigger impact, you can use several mismatched chairs.

Mood and Ambiance

You need to ask yourself, what do you want to feel when you create your interior. Do you want to feel young? Relaxed? Different? New? There are many emotions that can be conveyed when creating the interior. A summer vibe can be achieved when you mix turquoise with colors such as pineapple yellow, coral peaches, natural woods, whites, and even greens.

Turquoise can make a modern interior fit even a young working professional’s preference and make them feel more at ease when they come home from a long day’s work. Go for throw pillows with designs and patterns that mesh well with one another. You can even opt for a muted tone if you don’t want to overpower the interior.

Signature Style

There are some styles and themes where turquoise plays an integral element. Right now, turquoise is steadily becoming the go-to color for resort-inspired living, rustic vintage, children and nursery rooms, and country living. If you favor the country aesthetics, light turquoise, white and floral prints are predominant. You can see them in wooden chairs that have been painted with at least 1-2 coats of turquoise paint and fixed with pastel seat pads.

You can achieve that look by mixing a white table with turquoise chairs and adding some flowers. To make it more authentic, have chairs that have a few patches of light brown peeking through the predominant blue.

Turquoise is among the predominant colors used in the Coastal or Beach Side Style.

This is due to its close resemblance to the waves of the sea and the beautiful union of sea and sky. Most people would go for this style because it allows them to be closed to nature and it easily relaxes them. You can achieve the look by incorporating wicker furniture with canvas sofas and different shades of turquoise.

So there you have it. Turquoise is quite a unique color in the sense that it can be adapted into various interiors. While some may view it as a strikingly youthful color, others will view it as a luxurious color.  The most important tip to know is that nothing should hinder you when it comes to using colors. What is important is the emotion it conveys to you.