Turquoise is usually “the” spring and summer color, but pairing it with gray—especially charcoal–takes it to a new level, and a new season. The green-tinged blue shade offers a fresh, lighthearted contrast to somber gray without being ultra-feminine. Gray and turquoise together work for any season, which means there are fewer tweaks you’ll need to make between seasons to update your home.
In this living area, the turquoise in the art adds a dreamy, almost aquatic feel to the otherwise traditional room. The turquoise is tied in again with the stripes on the pillows. Here, the gray is fairly light, but with the help of black and chocolate, the room achieves balance.
Turquoise doesn’t have to stick to the art, a few knick-knacks here and there, or pillows and throws. Instead, turquoise furniture will liven up a room full of neutrals and give a traditional setup a hint of quirky personality.
Gray can neutralize a room that could potentially veer into “too bright” or “decidedly summery” territory when it’s used on a wall as a backdrop for shades of turquoise, light tan, and white.
The gray creates a cozy, calming atmosphere, slightly dulling the energy and cheerfulness of the seats, centerpiece, and light sources. The balance could coax guests into lingering awhile at the dinner table.
Despite the large pops of blue-green in this room, it still comes across as a space done in neutrals, thanks to the muted shade playing against so many earth tones. Soft gray and slate gray paired with natural flooring tone down the effects of the blue, and crisp lines prevent the area from appearing too whimsical.
If there’s a neutral room in your home that features shades of gray and other natural tones, adding turquoise could take it from merely cozy to somewhere so comforting and inspiring you never want to leave.