Design Inspiration

8 Ways to Transform Your Space with Turquoise

For an instant uplift to your home design, think turquoise. Here are 8 of our favorite ways to add a touch of this buoyant blue-green to your home without repainting your walls:

1. Add a Wave of Color With Contemporary Art

While featuring turquoise in an oversized artwork, you can take advantage of the color’s tranquility and bring the shades of summer to your walls.

“Serenity 1” by Changsoon Oh via Saatchi Art

If you’re ready to dive in, browse our Color Story: Turquoise Collection to see 51 new contemporary artworks.

2. Boost Your Bedroom’s Appeal

A traditional-eclectic turquoise headboard, paired here with confident coral red and bold stripes made for modern beach house style.

Image: Design and Photo by Echelon Custom Homes, Courtesy of Houzz

3. Start From the Ground Up

Roll out a patterned rug in shades of turquoise — or luxe statement seating — to incorporate new texture and pattern while complimenting the colors of your most treasured artworks.

Image: Design and Photo by Fay Markopoulou Interiors, Courtesy of Houzz

4. Take it Outside

The color turquoise is a natural match for modern outdoor living spaces. Plant some fresh color with turquoise planters, perky patio chairs, or outdoor pillows.

Image: Design and Photo by MJ Lanphier, Courtesy of Houzz
Image: Remodel by Eric Lamascus – Elite Construction, Photo by Barnes Photographics – Genia Barnes, Courtesy of Houzz

5. Turn on the Light

Reach for striking statement chandeliers or nautical-style glass pendants in cheerful turquoise to cast a glow with color while accenting your art collection.

Image: Design by Digs Design Company, Photo by Nat Rea, Courtesy of Houzz

6. Make a Memorable Entrance

Image: Photo by Stephanie Wiley Photography, Courtesy of Houzz

Color your front door turquoise to add some eye-catching modern flair anywhere.

7. Brighten Your Wood

Add a splash of turquoise to traditional wood tones. Cheerful cabinets can add stylish impact, even in compact spaces.

Image: Design and photo by Erica Islas / EMI Interior Design, Inc., Courtesy of Houzz
Image: Design by Jenny Rausch, Karr Bick Kitchen and Bath, Photo by Denash Photography, Courtesy of Houzz

Treat yourself to a taste of color with modern turquoise appliances.

8. Reinvent an Old Favorite With New Color

Image: Photo by Corynne Pless © 2013 Houzz, Courtesy of Houzz

Revamp a favorite table, shelf, or frame with a coat of friendly turquoise for a fresh look.

Experiencing a Major Color Crush? Read our earlier post for more about how to capture the positive power of color with art, or reach out to Saatchi Art’s complimentary Art Advisory to find original art in your favorite colors today.

About the Author

Daryl Gammons-Jones is a contributor to Saatchi Art's blog. In addition to writing about art and design, she specializes in collecting, creating, and producing images for a diversity of creative endeavors.