Color of the Year – Turquoise
October 4, 2010 § Leave a comment
Turquoise can instantly add a pop of color to any space. The versatile color — which is often associated with forms of escape, such as a tropical paradise — often creates pleasant and inviting feelings as you step into a room. That’s why Pantone, the Carlstadt, N.J.–based color company, selected it as color of the year for 2010.
Long a favorite for many real estate and staging professionals, this vibrant blue-green color is being incorporated into home interiors, accessories, and fabrics as an accent color for staging.
Practically anything goes with turquoise too. You can use it with neutrals and browns, as a complement to reds and pinks, coordinate it with deep blues to create a classic maritime look, spruce it up with greens, or use it with yellow-greens for trend-setting appeal.
Turquoise can take on so many different characteristics depending on the shade. There are so many different shades and styles of the color.
Turquoise goes great with earth tones and with orange, which is its opposite on the color wheel.”
But be careful before splashing turquoise everywhere. “You definitely have to be careful when using turquoise when staging,” says Ashley Whittenberger, founder and owner of Interiority Complex, a Texas-based staging and design firm. However, she adds that it can be a bold color choice. “It can definitely help a property stand out from the rest and appeal to a large number of buyers when used properly,” Whittenberger says.
Consider mixing in dashes of the color through the room’s accessories, such as a turquoise vase or as an accent color to highlight an element that may have otherwise gone overlooked.
I love using turquoise in my staging because it’s such a warm, rich color that appeals to both men and women. It also reminds me of the ocean.