Teal wall art and turquoise colors elevate your mood and create a sophisticated home decor look
So… all these colors, teal, turquoise, aquamarine… kind of gravitate around the same spectrum: a bit of blue, a bit of green, a pinch of yellow. The result is this phenomenal color that resembles a fresh breath of ocean air but also the youth of exotic greenery.
A temperamentally oceanic hue, this gemstone-name of a color, turquoise, combines both the calmness of blue and the energy of green. It evokes serenity, calmness, mental clarity.
I personally like turquoise as jewelry, to accent my outfits, but also as a color addition to wall art, in balanced amounts, where it sparks just like a precious stone.
I do not like flat, large surfaces of this color, like one-shade painted walls, especially if it is a very cold and vivid version of teal, like cyan.
Where I work (medical setting, so don’t blame me for what I’m about to say, haha), there is this vivid teal backdrop wall, supposedly to create a pleasant interface with our customers. I expressed my disapproval for the distasteful choice, because in large amounts it actually gives off a vibe of coldness and indifference (cyan is the coldest color of the spectrum! – kind of like what you don’t want to suggest your beloved customers, right?)
But I DO love turquoise the way it natively presents itself in its mineral state: variable pastel shades and tints of blue-greens, creating infinite painterly shifts. I used colorful inks and watercolors to evoke that richness in my artworks, too.
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It might help me buy a new brush once in a year.
Here are a few ideas to create beautiful turquoise accents in your home, while being practical about your decor
1. Cover a bad wall that needs repairs with a tapestry inspired by the Galapagos marine wildlife – the turquoise ocean accent and the interesting animal art will make it a focal point in the room.
Here’s a corner of my home studio, where I spend much of my creative time. What you don’t know is the little secret hiding behind this tapestry…
I added a picture of the “before” situation of the wall. I’m in the middle of insulating my home (after almost a year of delays due to pandemic) and the team delivered me a piece of news I didn’t expect: because the exterior of the home is covered in an old-fashioned kind of siding made of wood that is hard to temporarily remove without destroying it, they must cut open my interior walls in order to blow in the insulation. So here’s what I was left with afterwards, with the plan to re-paint the entire home, yaaaay…. (insert a smile with lots of teeth).
Not to add more insult to the wall, I considered using some tape hanging strips for the tapestry, and it stays in place perfectly.
Shop My Picks for Turquoise Wall Art:
Marine Iguana on the Seashore – Galapagos Endangered Animal Tapestry by Andreea Dumez
Precious Hawksbill Turtle Swimming in Emerald Waters Framed Art Print by Andreea Dumez
Whale Shark Swimming in the Emerald Ocean Framed Art Print by Andreea Dumez
Cute Alaskan Iliamna Seal in Banana Pose Framed Mini Art Print by Andreea Dumez
Blue Whale Song in the Emerald Ocean Framed Art Print by Andreea Dumez
Cute Dugong Swimming Underwater Canvas Print by Andreea Dumez
Humphead Wrasse Colorful Fish Swimming in Emerald Ocean Poster by Andreea Dumez
Crested Ibis – Splendid Japanese Tall Bird Framed Art Print by Andreea Dumez
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About Andreea Dumez
Hi, I’m Andreea, an illustrator and surface pattern designer, helping people find their inner colors and decor ideas. I’m also a pharmacist (you couldn’t tell, right? 🙂 ), who truly enjoys giving people the power to know and act on their health choices. In that regard, choosing the colors that surround us is in itself a health choice. I talk more about the psychology of colors and how they influence our daily lives on my blog. Find more about me here.