How to Decorate in Turquoise Blue


Turquoise is a hue often associated with the crystal-clear waters that surround exotic islands. It lends a crisp, clear and refreshing feeling to any room in your home when included in your decor. Balance the bright, yet light hue with a neutral color, such as white, ivory, black or chocolate brown. If you want to go for really bold, consider pink, lime green, orange or red as accent colors with your turquoise color scheme.

Things You'll Need

  • Paint/wallpaper
  • Furniture
  • Window coverings
  • Wall decor
  • Accessories
  • Paint your walls turquoise if your furniture is neutral or if you want to make a huge impact in the room. Use paint or wallpaper to add a simple border around the room if turquoise walls are too much for you. Alternatively, paint one wall turquoise or use a pattern. For example, paint the lower half of the walls turquoise with lime green circles or stripes, add a white chair rail, and leave top portion of the walls white.

  • Use your furniture to balance the room by playing off your wall color. Use white or cream colored furniture in a room with turquoise walls, or add a huge turquoise piece, such as a sectional sofa, to "pop" against white walls. Turquoise slipcovers will allow you to easily update your furniture without committing to the color.

  • Install window treatments that enhance your color scheme and style. Use sheer white curtains if you have turquoise walls in a beach-themed room, or ivory and turquoise patterned curtains to complement but break up turquoise walls.

  • Hang wall decor that pulls the room together. Frame black and white photographs in turquoise frames to hang on white walls or hang a painting with soothing, neutral colors on turquoise walls. Candle sconces, mirrors and metal wall art provide other options.

  • Accessorize with the color turquoise if the rest of the room is neutral. Using accessories to convey your color scheme gives you the option to quickly and easily update your space if you grow tired of turquoise. Vases, lamps, throws, pillows, candles and rugs are common accessories that come in a variety of turquoise patterns.

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