May 2016
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Turquoise and Orange

Pantone declared turquoise the 2010 “color of the Year”.  So what better way to celebrate fabulous turquoise than with fresh design ideas using turquoise and orange together.  I’m going to show you how pairing these two colors can be brilliant!

One of my all time favorite design blogs is ‘House of Turquoise’.  My sweet friend Erin, who created and runs the blog, agreed to let me “borrow” photos from her site to share.  (Thanks Erin!!)  If you haven’t seen House of Turquoise yet, go check it out.  It is refreshing and inspirational and just so lovely.

I’ve included quite a few photos to help you visualize how turquoise and orange can work together.  Your personality sort of dictates how far you want to take these colors in your home.  Whether it’s a pop of color through accessories or a go-for-the-gusto bold color for everything, you can’t fear mixing these colors in your design!

Love the creamy white wall color as the base for this room!   The simple symmetrical use of color and pattern really allows the wall color to hold its own against the bold furnishings and textiles.

Talk about being bold with your wall color! I love that the entire wall of wainscoting is covered in turquoise, but softened a bit by the whimsical painted white tree.  The small pops of orange stand out so brilliantly against the white bedding and furniture.

How’s this for painted cabinetry?!  The contrast of the turquoise island against the wood floors and the white cabinetry is so wonderful.  It’s bold, but not overwhelming.  The teeny pops of orange scattered throughout the space add even more drama!

Taking the idea of painted cabinetry a step further – check out the turquoise and orange painted bookcase.  I’m a huge fan of painting the inside of a built-in bookshelf.  This is a great example of how a once boring bookcase can go GLAM.  And the neutral white accessories on display – gorgeous!

Even kids spaces can get a turquoise and orange update.  Love the bold stripes on the walls and the simple fabrics on the furnishings.  Original and inviting….any kid would love this room!

This beachy-inspired room is so refreshing with the bead board detailing and the turquoise-blue wall color. Love how the orange pillows work so beautifully with an otherwise black and white scheme.

So there you go!  Great examples of how turquoise, the 2010 color of the year, can be combined with orange to create outstanding rooms.  Happy Decorating!

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