Cool Caribbean waters. Soothing, refreshing, light and airy. Aquamarine could be just the color you’re searching for to update your space. Ranging from deep teal to the palest of light blues, let shades of aqua take you away this summer.
Definitely on the ‘cool’ side of the color wheel, aqua can be a very versatile color. Coastal homes (or a room with that theme) will pair it with crisp white for a beachy feel; an Asian room might pair it with a strong mandarin orange; pink and black and aqua might make you think 1950′s; or embrace your modern side by using it with a dove gray and yellow. If you’re not ready to paint a whole room in one of the lovely shades of aquamarine, perhaps you’d enjoy just a touch of it here or there.
Cindy and I have combed the web and found our Top 10 Things Aquamarine.
Terrie’s 5 Aquamarine Faves
Pillows are almost always the easiest thing to find that will reinforce a color scheme. I adore these from a new site I found, Liora Manne. I love the graphic design, the nod to nature, and of course the gorgeous shade of aqua. No prices or sizes were given, but they were so lovely, I had to share.
I love this rug – it pairs brown with a lovely shade of aqua blue. It’s modern, edgy, graphic and best of all, asymmetrical! It’s available in many sizes at The Great Indoors in a range of prices. Great Indoors affiliate link It comes in a couple other colorways too, but this is all about the aqua!
This knob is truly jewelry for the room. Shimmery and colorful, a couple of these little gems on a chest or table would make such a pretty addition of aqua. Available at Anthropolgie for $6 – they have other styles too…
The classic summer chair in a spiffy new shade of aqua blue. Wouldn’t one look great in your yard? From Cost Plus World Market, chair $99, table $30.
Even your tabletop can join the aqua party with a placemat and napkins like these from Burke Decor.com, $40 for 4 placemats, $30 for 4 napkins.
Cindy’s 5 Aquamarine Faves
After seeing Terrie’s 5 aquamarine favorite I emailed her saying “You dog, you posted my favorite aqua item!” I too picked the brown and aqua rug – I just love it! The color combo is fabulous, I love the swirls and I like the way the pattern is offset by solid color instead of used as an all over pattern or a very “usual” field or border. Since Terrie and I both fell in love with it, I look forward to hearing if our readers like it as much as we both do – be sure to leave a comment and let us know.
Okay, since Terrie rained on my parade with the rug, I have a trick up my sleeve…a very unique and very personal item.
This original art contains aquamarine, although it is not the dominate color, but the piece projects a watery, summery aqua feel to me. Besides, I’m extremely biased about the art and the artist – it is a painting created by my brother, Loren Salazar. View his gallery of work at www.lorensalazar.com.
Can’t you just imagine these aqua margarita glasses filled with a yummy, slushy, frozen concoction as you watch the sunset? Or maybe at the end of a great bar-b-que dinner serving homemade vanilla ice cream topped with sliced peaches in these stemmed pretties? Oh, so summery!
This aqua glass sink with a waterfall facet is so interesting and refreshing. Make it summer in your bathroom all year ’round!
This Waterford Aqua Haze vase is gorgeous empty – there is so much depth to the color and the sleek shape. I think it would also look fabulous filled with fluffy white peonies, hydrangeas or lilacs too.
You’ll be so ready to hit the beach with this Floral Reef Beach Towel in Blue by Amy Butler – from our affiliate Burke Decor (click through to Burke Decor using our new Shopping Savings menu tab at the top of the blog and then search for Amy Butler). It’s 100% cotton and measures 39″ X 70″. Put it to good use this summer!
Many Shades of Aqua
Looking for the perfect paint color? Try one of these “hot” cool summer colors – an accent wall, a powder room, a color block to hang a favorite piece of art in – whatever strikes your fancy. Whether leaning to green or blue, shades of aqua will really brighten and lighten a room.
A Little Something Extra
Usually our Top 10 lists stop at this point, but if you’ve read this far you get a little treat. Here for your viewing pleasure are some actual room uses for the many shades of aqua/teal/turquoise. Sit back with your beverage of choice and scroll through these luscious, inspiring rooms.
Is Aqua For You?
Are you joining the turquoise/teal/aqua craze? Are you whole heartedly embracing it, adding a touch or two here and there or totally ignoring it? Do you have a photo of how you’ve used it in your home? If so, we’d love to see how you’re using this summery color.