Turquoise + Red

I’ve been pondering turquoise and red as a pairing. Together, they are a brave duo that livens up any boring space.

 

 

It’s beach meets Manhattan, casual meets chic.

 

 

 

 

It’s got a mildly retro vibe, but is decidedly current. This outdoor space is so fresh and inviting.

 

 

 

You can find this beautiful bedding in Serena and Lily‘s catalogue.

 

 

 

 

Turquoise in high gloss creates a whole different feel. This is nothing less than high-end glamour.

 

 

 

 

A lighter version on the walls lets the red take center stage in this guest room.

 

 

 

 

Love, love this image. I heart the retro feel of the wallpaper and the low, linear sofa. It’s glamorous and bohemian at the same time.

 

 

What do you think? Do you heart red and turquoise?

 

 

Photo Credits: Architect Design, Twolia, House of Turquoise (3,6), Odietamo, In The Thick of It, Living Etc.

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Maribeth
Maribeth
10 years ago

I am a huge fan of red, but I have never been a big fan of turquoise. However, I love the combination in several of those pictures. Thanks for opening my eyes to turquoise.

Dianne Tant
Dianne Tant
10 years ago

as you know my kitchen is tourquoise with touches of red and black..so I love this

Karina Aguon
Karina Aguon
10 years ago

Wow! Two colors that I would never have had the courage to put together. Then again, I am not very daring with paint colors…. yet. Hoping to change that and expand the colors in my little world.

Jamie
Jamie
10 years ago

I love it! I like how the turquoise softens up the red. And I love that chandelier in the dining room picture.

Stacy
Stacy
10 years ago

I love the turquoise with red accents. I noticed a headboard that looks very similar to the white tufted one at the Bellevue Antique Mall last week.

kristiebarnett
10 years ago

Karina, I love your attitude. The more you expose yourself to new color ideas, especially by looking at photographs, the more you will have the courage to try something new!

Jennifer
Jennifer
10 years ago

I love all those pictures you posted! I never realized how good those colors actually look together. Very fresh and inviting. Um, guess I’m not so cool after re-painting my kitchen walls to match the ashley gray everywhere else. At least I was cool for a couple of years. . .

husband
husband
10 years ago

We have no room for more paint cans in the basement! Maybe we can turn my office into a paint storage closet!

Love you!!!!

Angie Ricci
10 years ago

I’m loving that combo!

Vicky Riddle
Vicky Riddle
10 years ago

Really like the colors together! Would not have thought about doing that myself, but do like it a lot.

Misty Green
Misty Green
10 years ago

This is one of my favorite new color combos! Thanks for posting. I do interior decorating and have retail space in SC and used red and turquoise for my Christmas displays last year; it was a big hit and I sold everything!

kristiebarnett
10 years ago

Misty, how fun! I think the red and turquoise combo for Christmas decorating in general would be so fabulous!

Jill
Jill
10 years ago

LOVED this blog posting! So excited about you helping me to integrate these two awesome colors into my decor!

kristiebarnett
10 years ago

Jill, I’m excited about that, too! I think with all your textural neutrals as a base, those two colors are really going to be fun. Can’t wait to see how the painted furniture turns out!

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michele
michele
10 years ago

Fabulous combination and inspiration! Can you list the paint colors in the following pictures you posted: room with the wallpaper; room that uses gloss paint; room that says a lighter version of turquoise; and the red on the wall behind the shelves with the lovely bedding. It is always difficult to find just the right paint colors. thanks

Natalie A.
Natalie A.
10 years ago

LOVE the red headboard guestroom!!

Lora
10 years ago

ok…now i’m rethinking some of my decor. that combo is awesome!

The English Organizer
9 years ago

Love this look. Our house is by the water and I feel I want a coastal vibe, but not with a totally cool palette. Introducing some red is the ideal combo!
The chaise in the first picture is my favorite.

Naturally Carol
9 years ago

Hi, love your pictures, red and aqua are amazing together ! To me the aqua is a cool, soaking it up, thoughtful colour and it is the red that shouts “lighten up and have some serious fun”. I think you have to get the aqua/red proportions right, there has to be a lot more aqua than red and nothing cluttering up the aqua. I don’t think i could do that in my house with daily living, but love it anyway.

debrta disman
debrta disman
9 years ago

Especially LOVE that last image…agree with you.
Fresh combo! (Also used often in Native American, Mexican, and new Mexican visuals…)

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Angela R.
Angela R.
9 years ago

I want to do soemthing like this in my living room, however I want to go lighter on the teal color on the wall. Any advice on what paint color to get (names would be awesome)? We have a lot of light in the living room and my couch is a dark brown…would this still work?

jasmine
9 years ago

that’s always been a favorite color combo of mine. the current iteration of my website is decked out in it and my wedding invitations used it. was that really 5 years ago? how does time fly by so quickly?

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Cindy
9 years ago

I have fallen in love with turquoise and red as accent colors in my decorating. I live in a 1927 Craftsman Bungalow and I have been trying to find what really works in it. I think I have found it in this combination. My walls are a butter yellow, but I don’t use any yellow to speak of in decorating, I mainly ignore it. I would love for you to come and visit my blog some time and tell me what you think. Cindy

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marcolorsjan-ahrabi fard
9 years ago

I loved all .it is one of the best combine of colors.

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