The tranquil color of turquoise painted on the exterior door is alluring. Bold, yet appealing. On the heels of Summer, perhaps there is no other color that seems to equate warm weather than Turquoise. Yet when coated on the doorways of entryways, the color perhaps extends the season. Indefinitely. 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, the splash of turquoise onto an exterior door, that welcome’s the world, will go far to visually please. Tranquil and soothing with a Mediterranean appeal, indeed.
Ranging between blue and green, this beautiful combination of brilliant hue yields an enduring appeal. 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. 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 its allure as a rich, vibrant and beguiling blue-green hue. Perhaps, a divine color to coat our exterior worlds…
Consider with appreciation the fresh, crisp and soothing color of turquoise coating the exterior door. Whether opaque and pale sky blue hued or bold and brilliant, the captivating color of turquoise holds an allure that can be appreciated throughout the year. With appreciation of the different shades, tints and values of the color, from aquamarine to teal, the color range of turquoise is restful for the eyes and the senses. While the striking energy of the darker hue of turquoise brings a sophisticated edge the more muted shades radiate calm and a furthered sense of serenity. Balance of style and a personal statement. 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 coating a distinctive doorway. There is a year-round appeal of the tranquil color of turquoise. Tranquil and bold turquoise bliss, indeed….