I have long admired the color combination of turquoise and red.
There is just something about pairing an ultra-serene color with one that is so electrifying. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you’ve probably seen photos of my red room….
…and you may have noticed that I have red chairs in my red room. So, after 1o years of looking at all that red, I’m ready for a change. I’m keeping the chairs (at least for now) but I’ve decided to paint the walls turquoise.
I’m not yet sure which color I’ll use. For some reason, it is soooo much easier to select paint colors for my clients than it is for my own home, but I’m leaning towards a true Tiffany blue. This post includes some of my inspiration photos. If you love turquoise and especially red, take a close look at these pictures. Many people love red but they don’t incorporate it in their homes because they are too afraid.
Red is definitely a bold color choice, and I would not necessarily recommend that you put red furniture in a red room like I did. I loved it, but it’s not for everyone. However, using a great shade of cranberry or crimson with soft blues, works very well because it creates a nice balance of color and energy. Red also looks great with soft greens, gray and brown.
So, in my quest to find the perfect Tiffany blue, I used…what else? A Tiffany gift box (I’ve gotten a few over the years, thanks to my wonderful husband). Then, I matched it with some colors from BenjaminMoore.com:
The colors look almost the same, don’t they? The variations appear subtle but you can really see the differences when the lighting is dimmer. I think Mexicali Turquoise is the closest match, so I’m off to the paint store to test it out. I’ll keep you posted! And here is a little more inspiration (love this idea!):