Traditional winter colours tend to be either festive; think reds, golds and greens or cool tones such as iced whites and silvers or hot berry shades.
But turquoise spans the seasons, and the colour wheel.
A mixture of blue and green, turquoise is a spiritual colour meaning ‘open communication and clarity of thought’ and named after the distinctive colour of the turquoise gemstone.
Teal is a darker version of turquoise which works wonderfully with other jewel colours such as amethyst and sapphire and looks equally stylish alongside dark or light wood.
A chesterfield style sofa with buttoned back detailing, rolled arms and hand studding, the stunning Violetta three seater sofa from Barker and Stonehouse is a vision of crushed velvet in ‘elegance teal’. With scatter cushions in a contrasting colour and fabric, its turquoise at its most regal.
For a more rustic take on turquoise, the Ruben coffee table is made from authentic reclaimed wood taken from centuries old wooden houses in South America and has irregular stripes and retains patches of turquoise and white paint from the houses. Due to the nature of their construction, each Ruben piece is unique.
Like many gemstones, turquoise is an ancient mineral, which constantly come back into fashion. A favourite of the ancient Egyptians who used the stones as inlay for their tombs, it is also associated with the Middle East and the American South West.
Pale turquoise is a pastel perfect for 1950s style sorbet palettes paired with candy pink and fresh lemon. True turquoise, such as aquamarine, represents water and is a common choice for bathrooms and as an accent colour.
Turquoise also crept into the Art Deco movement and looks stunning as a backdrop for black and white. The block tea light is chunky and modern in a kaleidoscope of vibrant acrylics but its sharp cube shape and coloured transparency gives a nod to the Art Deco movement. Pair a few in contrasting shades together to create a stunning table top display.
Alternatively, the Paris table lamp in antique green is a subtler take on the turquoise trend. The hand-blown optic base with antique green luster finish is beautifully complimented by the delicate 14 inch French drum oyster linen shade.
Turquoise is a wonderfully versatile colour and compliments a wide variety of interior designs ‘looks’.
So whether you are decorating a bathroom, bedroom, living room or even a kitchen, try out turquoise.