Shades of blue color palette for beach cottage home

Beach Cottage Interiors: Turquoise!


Turquoise is the name of a greenish blue color, based on the gem of the same name. The word turquoise comes from the French for Turkish, as the gem was originally imported from Turkey. The first recorded use of turquoise as a color name in English was in 1573. Who knew it was from Turkey? Not I!  I do know that turquoise (as well as aquamarine, teal and aqua) is the quintessential color to add seaside charm to any beach-inspired interior decorating. We LOVE it, how about you?

Better Homes & Gardens featured this Shades of Aquamarine color palette and it is perfect for using when creating a beach cottage vibe.   Designer Khristian A. Howell recommends giving aqua a test run on a piece of furniture. “It’s not a sub for painting the whole wall — nothing is — but it gets your hands dirty with the color a little bit,” Howell says.

Shades of blue color palette for beach cottage home

A round Turquoise candle in a clear glass hurricane — sometimes simple is really all you need!

Turquoise round candle

This Turquoise Chandelier Makeover was featured on Restoration Redoux’s blog.  We love the sparkling elegance it provides to the room plus the fact that it was a DIY project makes it extra-special.

Turquoise Chandelier Makeover

This is totally the kind of thing which I love — using a Turquoise painted chair as a nightstand! (I actually had an awesome old wooden chair for years and it was painted aqua and I did use it as a nightstand. Wish I hadn’t sold the chair now!)

Turquoise Chair for a nightstand table

Turquoise and Green Coastal Home Furnishings from Coastal Living Magazine.

Turquoise and Green furniture

I’m sure that we’ve shared this before, but these Turquoise sliding barn doors used in a beach cottage would be FABULOUS!(Oh, hubby. Hint…hint)

Turquoise sliding barn doors for a beach cottage

Turquoise plates, glasses, and vases are combined with deep purple flowers — together they are picture perfect!  Wouldn’t this be an amazing table setting for a Spring brunch?

Turquoise plates and purple flowers

Check out this Turquoise Duvet Cover which adds delightful character to this white beach cottage bedroom design.

Turquoise Bedding via Coastal Living Magazine

This Turquoise Tufted Ottoman has made its way around the Internet and we have had a major crush on it for years. You’d think with all the press this photo has had that there’d be a valid link to the actual source, nope. Can’t find where this is originally from so if you know, please let me know!

Aquamarine tufted ottoman via House of Turquoise

A cozy cottage-inspired bedroom from Better Homes & Gardens. White with light turquoise is soothing & calm.

> Cottage bedroom in white & light turquoise

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