The tranquil color of Turquoise. On the heels of Summer, perhaps there is no other color that seems to equate Summer than Turquoise. Like the color of the Caribbean waters, this bold, compelling yet restful color saturates our visual senses with thoughts that linger at the water’s edge. With its tropical tone that seems to reference the color of beach glass, adding a splash of turquoise into our interiors will certainly add to calm and tranquility within our interior spaces.
The color Turquoise ranges in the color scale between blue and green. A beautiful combination of brilliant blue with a small amount of uplifting yellow yields this delightful hue. Blue-green style, indeed. Of course, one cannot dwell on the beauty of Turquoise without a reference to the turquoise gem and ornamental stone. The word “Turquoise”, which dates from the 16th century is derived from the phrase “Turkish” or “Turkish Stone”, which referred to its arrival to Europe from Turkey. Mined more than 6,000 years ago in the historical Khorasan Province of Iran, this gem stone provides a soothing color that seems to provide balance and calm when found within the interior. The stone that adorned the jewelry of the ancient Egyptians became a stone that Native Indians referred to as a “Fallen sky stone” which garnered the ability to ward off evil and offer health. Who knew? In ancient cultures the stone was also a symbol of wealth and prosperity. For certain, the color Turquoise has maintained is allure as a rich, vibrant and beguiling blue-green hue…
Consider the fresh, crisp and soothing color of Turquoise. With its unique balance of color hue within the color spectrum, whether opaque and pale sky blue hued or bold and brilliant the captivating color of Turquoise holds an allure that can be appreciated by all. The incorporation of different shades, tints and values of the color, from Aquamarine to Teal, provides balance that is pleasing for the eyes and the senses. With the striking energy of the darker hue of Turquoise brings a sophisticated edge to an interior while the muted shades radiate calm and serenity. Balance of style. And of its coastal appeal? For certain, the color seems to represent water and the blissful essence of Summer. Yet the color Turquoise is seasonless when tastefully styled within the interior. For certain, there is a year-round appeal of the tranquil color of Turquoise. Turquoise bliss, indeed….