7 Ways to Decorate With Turquoise

Erin Olson Moser, the blogger behind House of Turquoise, shares her favorite ways to decorate with her signature shade.



In the last few years, Erin Olson Moser has become one of the blogosphere’s most popular players, and it’s all due to an unabashed affinity for a certain shade of blue.

“I think the reason I love turquoise so much is because reminds me of the ocean,” says Moser. “Like the ocean, turquoise is both invigorating and relaxing at the same time. It is such a happy color.”

Since starting her blog, House of Turquoise, in 2007, she’s built up a loyal following of like-minded color-lovers. Her combined Facebook and Pinterest following tops 100,000, and she makes a living working on her site full-time.

Share Moser’s affinity for the shade? Here, she offers a few of her favorite ways to incorporate it into any home.


1_circleAs an accent color.

“My favorite way to use turquoise is as an accent in an otherwise neutral space,” says Moser. “A pop of turquoise goes a long way!”

2_circle On the walls.
For those willing to make more of a commitment, try the color on the walls. “Serene shades of turquoise like Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore or Rainwashed by Sherwin-Williams are no-fail paint colors for a tranquil bathroom or bedroom,” she says.

3_circleOn the front door.
Give your home coastal-cool curb appeal by adding a splash of aqua blue outside. “For an instant transformation outside, paint your front door a shade of turquoise,” suggests Moser.

4_circle In the kitchen.
“A crisp white kitchen with a turquoise backsplash is one of my all-time favorite looks,” she says.

5_circleOn the ceiling.
“An eye-catching turquoise chandelier makes a great statement, like jewelry for a room.” Try this in an entryway to make a grand first impression.

6_circle In different shades.
Try a layered look, suggests Moser. “I love mixing multiple shades of turquoise together for a monochromatic look that reminds me of the ocean.”

7_circle As an update.
Color instantly transforms dated furniture and accents, so why not paint a cast-aside piece in a bright blue? “Give an old piece of furniture new life by painting it a vibrant shade of turquoise like Cool Aqua or Tropicana Cabana, by Benjamin Moore.”

-Kaitlin Madden