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.

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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.


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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.”

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